Concert boosts Salcombe Regis church project to tune of £2,500

PUBLISHED: 12:30 28 October 2017

Members of the Close Shaves and the High Heels

Members of the Close Shaves and the High Heels


Storm Brian did not prevent a big Sidmouth turnout for the Close Shaves Group at All Saints Church last Saturday evening, writes Alison Rix.

The group, former members of the Bach Choir, performed a varied programme of close harmony singing, ranging from spirituals to Ave Maria, from Fats Waller to The Beatles, and a marvellous rendition of A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square.

They were joined for some numbers by The High Heels, an equally talented female quartet.

The whole repertoire was marked by pitch perfect tuning, a strong sense of rhythm and infectious enthusiasm.

The same wasn’t universally true when the audience joined in for two songs at the end!

Event organiser Sheelagh Michelmore said: “It was a magnificent evening, with an almost full house and superb performances.

“Almost £2,500 was raised towards the upkeep of the beautiful little church at Salcombe Regis and we are truly grateful to everyone who gave us their support.”

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