On Friday 17th October 2014 Holman-Climax Male Voice Choir hosted the Cornwall Boys Choir and dancers from the Gemini Dance Studios in the second of its community evenings. During the evening the Choir looked at the radical changes in society that came about as a result of the First World War. The audience numbering almost 400 enjoyed classics from the pen of Cole Porter and music from shows as diverse as 1945 musical State Fair and the more modern Cabaret.
The Choir performed what is probably a first, singing a couple of pieces to a very strict tempo to act as backing to performances from dancers from Gemini Dance Studios.
David Oates,Vice-Chairman and Publicity Officer, said: “Music from the 1960s such as House of the Rising Sun and He Ain’t Heavy gave some in the audience a nostalgic trip to the past. The rock and roll of Bill Hailey and the Comets had feet tapping throughout the hall and this was all complimented by the guest appearance of the Cornwall Boys’ Choir in line with Holman Climax’s policy of supporting and encouraging young talent.”
The spectacle included an ovation to musical director Angela Renshaw who partnered baritone Jimmy Geach in a virtuoso dance performance to Moon River.
Please see below recordings of some of the highlights of the evening:
Holman-Climax Male Voice Choir
Holman-Climax Male Voice Choir and Gemini Dance Studios
Gemini Dance Studios
The Cornwall Boys
Andrew and Graham Thomas
Angela Renshaw and Jimmy Geach