News Archives – October 2018

Swing and Song come together at Conisbrough’s Ivanhoe Centre!

On the evening of 20th October the choir performed alongside the fabulous John Ellis’s Doncaster Youth Stage Band.

An almost sell out audience was treated to an amazing night of sizzling jazz including Duke Ellington’s “Take The “A” Train” , George Shearing’s “Black Satin”, and one of my favourites, The Temptations’ “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”. With stunning solos and awe-inspiring improvisations the youngsters set the bar high indeed.

I think when you share any stage with truly great performers it helps you raise your own game. This was certainly the case as the Barnburgh MVC gave probably their best all round performance of the year with classic choir pieces “Some Enchanted Evening”, “There Is Nothing Like A Dame” and “Rhythm Of Life”.

An appreciative audience were also entertained with some of our more recent repertoire including “I Write the Songs” and the “Just Jolson” medley.

I also have it on good authority from an Italian lady in the audience that the pronunciation in “Nessun Dorma” was almost perfect!

The evening was brought to a close as band and choir performed our first ever joint performance with the DYJA when we delivered our version of Carl Strommen’s “All About The Blues”, a brilliantly moody number conducted by John Ellis.

What has now become an annual event for our two groups has also become the most eagerly anticipated, and the BMVC would like to thank every member of DYJA for making it possible.

Last but certainly not least our thanks go out again to our fabulous musical team of Andris and Janina and all the people behind the scenes selling tickets, running the raffle, serving refreshments and planning and making this event possible.

We certainly look forward to our next performance with the fantastically accomplished Doncaster Youth Stage Band.

Adrian Cattley