Ruislip Lions Charity Concerts 2016
“Broadway meets West End” a Great Success
Our concert on 29th October was a great success, with more than £1400 raised for our charities. The audience enjoyed excellent performances by the Friary Guildford Brass Band and Harrow Apollo Male Choir who played and sang many pieces and songs from the Broadway and West End shows.
Many thanks to all who attended.
Below are some photos from the night.
“Broadway meets West End”
7.30pm Saturday 29 October 2016, Winston Churchill Theatre
Ruislip Lions Club are presenting a concert – ‘Broadway meets West End’ featuring the Friary Guildford Brass Band. The Friary Guildford Band is a traditional brass band based in Surrey, but travels across the country to entertain audiences at a range of concerts, events and contests. You may have seen them at our ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concerts. Conducted by musical director Chris King, Friary Guildford Band has enjoyed an excellent run of success in brass band competitions. In March 2016 Friary Guildford cemented its position as the South’s number one band, retaining the title of London & Southern Counties Regional Champions at Stevenage, and securing a return to the National Finals for the fourth successive year.
Appearing with the Friary Guildford Band will be the popular Harrow Apollo Male Choir who have been entertaining audiences for over 75 years. They perform around London and South East England but have sung in concerts in the USA and Europe.
The performance will start at 7.30pm, You can purchase your tickets using credit or debit cards. Tickets are £13.50 each with concessions £10.00 for students/children. To book your tickets please contact The Compass Theatre Booking Office on 01895 250615. Tuesday – Saturday 10.30am – 5.00pm, or go to www.hillingdontheatres.uk then to What’s on? and you will find our concerts listed.
Ruislip Lions Charity Concerts 2015
Ruislip Lions produce a number of Charity concerts each year to raise funds
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
We had two super sell-out performances of our Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree concert on 12th December which raised in excess of £3,500. Many thanks to all who attended and a special thanks to Judy McPhee, Artistic director and Producer of the show and director of JAM2000 Performing Arts & Agency. Judy convinced us to add a matinee performance this year giving more families the chance to enjoy the entertainment and dramatically boost our fundraising effort.
Many thanks also to City Grove and the Johal Family for their generous sponsorship without which the show would not have been possible.
JAM2000’s singers and dancers, who train at The Windmill Studio Centre in Ruislip Manor, wowed audiences with their stunning costumes and polished routines incorporating the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, the mystery and magic of Disney and the rock, pop and hip hop funk music of the moment.
The variety show was billed ‘From Rock to Opera’ with the opera element provided by the spell-binding, classically-trained young soprano, Francesca Mepham and Up and coming 17-year-old pop singer Charlotte Donovan performed with passion and pazazz.
Hillingdon Youth Big Band had the audience singing and dancing in their seats as did show compere and performer Kin Kelly with his toe-tapping tribute to the King himself, Elvis Presley.
Photograph courtesy Louie Donovan Photography
The most breath-taking performance came from UK National Champion gymnasts and strong GB team contenders Callum and Kieran, from Hillingdon Gymnastics Club. Santa in his sleigh rounded off the show.
Last Night of the Proms
Our “Last Night of the Proms” concert on 19th September was a great success and was well attended. The Friary Guildford Brass Band entertained us, along with soloists Cherish Bristow and Jeff Stewart. Proceeds for the night amounted to £2,278. Many thanks to all who attended.
Below are some photos from the night.
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