Celebration Concert with Lesley Garrett

Copyright John C Doornkamp 2014

Copyright John C Doornkamp 2014

What an incredible day! From the afternoon rehearsal to the tremendous performance in the evening to a packed audience of almost two thousand. It was an absolute joy to sing on the stage of City Hall with Lesley Garrett who was truly delightful and enthralled everyone with her beautiful voice.
Congratulations to Robert Webb and Elizabeth Hampshire, conductors of the concert and to Jonathan Gooing, our choir master and accompanist, who all worked tirelessly for months to prepare both choirs for the performance. There was a warm, albeit brief, welcome back to our friend and former MD, David Barnard who accompanied Lesley in his own inimitable style to the delight of everyone.

Bel Canto have been invited to perform with Dore MVC in a combined choir on BBC 1 Songs of Praise with Lesley Garrett which will be recorded in Leeds later this month and screened mid May.

See Gallery for more photographs of the City Hall concert