A great evening of music and song enjoyed by a large and varied audience. The orchestra rose to the challenge of Beehoven's Fifth - a piece their conductor John Modelski had been keen to perform for some time. Other pieces included a James Bond Medley and Pirates of the Carribean - a favourite peice of the orchestra. The audience was treated to a performance by the Sunlight Quartet and some very seasonal songs from the Deeside Singers. Once again, refreshments were provided by the Tea Team from West Kirby URC, to whom WCO send their grateful thanks.
Members of the orchestra braved the cold weather in early december to provide music for the shoppers in Liverpool One. A total of £189.24 was collected for the Roy Castle Lund Cancer Foundation. Many thanks to all who took part in this worthy fund raising event.
A big thanks to all who helped to make this a great concert. especially to our conductor John for his hard work and dedication to make us the best we can be. Our concert was a great success enhanced by our guest choir, the Deeside Singers and our musical trio Vicky, Richard and Sarah. Thank you also to those who helped transport the musical equipment from WKURC to Hoylake Chapel. Our next concert will be back at WKURC in the newly refurbished church buildings complete with a big stage and comfy chairs for the audience.
Great news - our application for funding from West Wirral Community Funding has been successful. We have received a grant of £400 for our Percussion Project. This means that we will be able to buy some new acoustic drums and other percussion instruments for use in our concerts in the summer. A big thank you to all who voted for us and to West Wirral Community Fund for their generosity and support.
WCO committee are meeting on Monday February 8th. If any one has any items they would like discussed, please pass them to our secretary, Richard, by Thursday 26th January for inclusion in the meeting.
It was a dreadful wet day outside, but inside the the Walled Garden at Thornton Manor, it was warm and dry with a definite feeling of Christmas. Christmas stalls, selling gifts and crafts to please all, with a background of Christmas music played by WCO. Shoppers stopped to listen and join in the carol singing, led by WCO's own Tricia McClure, whilst children danced and waltzed to the music. A most enjoyable afternoon and a very successful event for Claire House who raised nearly £10,000 from the day. WCO have been asked to play again next year.
Our application to Wirral West for funding has been successful. We have received a grant of £100 to support the Musical Memories Project which takes live music into local residential homes. Several members of the orchestra regularly give their time and talents freely to provide an afternoon of musical entertainment and sing song session for residents - including a Last Night at the Proms with some enthusiastic flag waving from staff and residents.
We welcome all players irrespective of age or instrument or musical standard to come and enjoy making music with us.