Sunday, 31 July 2011

A visit from The Upper Octave

Songs from the shows at All Saints
Last night provided a most enjoyable evening’s entertainment in All Saints Church, Old Buckenham. Around eighty people, many from outside the village, came along to be entertained by The Upper Octave who performed their concert “Bizet to Broadway”.
The event was organised to raise funds for the church and turned out to be a most wonderful way to both raise funds and have a wonderful time. With the church rigged up with special sound and lighting equipment, the group performed a wide range of music from various operas and varied musicals.
Starting with the Phantom of the Opera (in costume) they travelled through Tosca, Iolanthe, Evita, South Pacific, The King and I, Carmen, and Les Miserables to mention just a few. They even managed to squeeze in a song by Victoria Wood before a finale of Love Changes Everything from Aspects of Love.
A standing ovation at the end meant that there had to be an encore to keep the audience happy.
Half time had provided the chance to have a glass of wine and some real home-cooked refreshments. As the evening drew on, the colourful but subdued lighting in the darkened church gave the performance that little something extra.
Should you have missed this show, the cast took the opportunity to tell everyone that they will be performing at the Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich on Sunday 4 December. Why not book now, you’ll enjoy it as much as the singers enjoy their singing.
There is also a rumour that they may be back in Old Buckenham in the summer of 2012 – if so, you will read about it here…

The lighting levels during the show were not really conducive to photography but the group posed outside before the second half and were also pictured having some welcome refreshments after they had finished their singing.

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