A delightfully varied programme of music and words was enjoyed by all who attended the concert at the Tithe Barn, Hinton St Mary on Friday July 21st. The weather was not quite the ‘summer evening’ hoped for but the music, songs and poetry lifted the audience’s spirits bringing a different kind of sunshine.
The concert was in aid of Home-Start North Dorset and organised by Trustee Jenny Morisetti, who welcomed performers and guests thanking them for their support which enables the work of the charity to continue and flourish, providing friendship and support to families, across North Dorset, when facing difficult times.
Annemarie Lees opened the concert with three traditional west country songs and Jan Wyld continued the link including poems by Hardy in her readings, Linda Readman, accompanied by Wendy Partridge, included songs by Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell and, appropriately, Gershwin’s Summertime.
Sian Williams on flute, accompanied by Wendy Partridge, played works by Granados, and Debussy. The evening ended with a set of short poems by Wendy Cope set to music by Wendy and sung by Annemarie Lees,
Pimms and canapés were much appreciated during the interval and the evening raised over £900 for Home-Start.