Talented congregation to host variety show of celebration

Mo Cuthbert who will be singing “Bill” from Showboat and “Climb every mountain” from The Sound of Music

Mo Cuthbert who will be singing “Bill” from Showboat and “Climb every mountain” from The Sound of Music - Credit: Contributed

The congregation of Sidmouth Parish Church will be presenting a Variety Show at the Parish Church, Sidmouth on Saturday, September 25 at 3pm.

The show, which is called “A September Celebration”, will include music, singing, poetry and comedy.
The line up includes:
Mo Cuthbert who will be singing “Bill” from Showboat and “Climb every mountain” from The Sound of Music.
Brian Rees will be singing “What would the congregation say?” and “Have some Madeira, my Dear”.
They will also duet “This is our Secret” from the musical The Water Gipsies.
Chris Gradwell’s very popular and talented “Le Jazz” duo will be playing Benny Goodman numbers and
Douglas Goodall will be reading John Betjeman’s “Still Sidmouth” which he wrote when he visited Sidmouth in 1962. Judy Ritz will be reciting “Candle Hat” by the famous American poet Billy Collins and a poem she has written herself called “The Spirit of Language” based on her living in Germany, Spain and England.
Brian Golding will be playing Schubert Impromptu Opus 90 No 2 and Chopin “Heroic” Polonaise Opus 53
Avril Ellingham will be singing and acting in a hilarious sketch called “Nobody loves a fairy when she’s forty!” directed by Pam Harrison
David Harrison will be acting “Hero”, a story about D-Day and an old soldier looking back on that momentous day and “Hello - How are you” which is a telephone conversation with a great deal of confusion and misunderstanding.

Each half of the show will be about 45 minutes and it is hoped to offer tea and cake during the interval.
Tickets are £10 each and available from Paragon Books in Sidmouth.

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