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Local talents raise the roof at Huntington
12:00pm Thursday 7th October 2010 in Huntington
LOCAL TALENTS RAISE THE ROOF - The magical hill-top 14th century church of St Thomas a Becket, Huntington, near Kington, was swathed in glittering candlelight, as the church was packed with concert-goers for the memorable Music for an Autumn Evening. For the fourth year running, Paul Emery, a most talented singer, conductor and musician himself, looks for good local musicians and actors to perform publicly, which gives them highly useful experience for their future, as well as giving the local people enormous enjoyment. Ten-year-old Honor Lewis gave a reading. Alison and Freda, the popular duo from Kington Chorale, sang, as did tenor farmer Michael Labett with Neapolitan love songs. Rev Dennis Parry led his recorder group with amusing variations on a number of well-known pieces.
The Green family, Chris on the piano, Sarah as vocalist and daughter Abigail on cello showed their incredible musicianship.
Eighth grade Bethan Guici gave a spellbinding performance with the harp. Allan Lloyd read poems with the entire church lit only by candlelight.
Felicity and Lucinda Jones played outstanding piano duets and the entertainment concluded with all giving a hearty rendering of Bless this House.
The night raised £350 for the church maintenance fund.