The London North-East Divisional Fellowship Band (BM Ken Hillson) presented its annual charity concert at Hadleigh Temple. True to the title ‘Music for Everyone’, the band brought a mix of Salvation Army repertoire punctuated with eclectic mix of other music from Chopin to Broadway and included timeless standards.
Special guest vocal soloist was Enid Weaver (Barking) whose contributions ranged from Ivor Bosanko arrangements of hymns to an extract from Handel’s Joshua Oratorio.
Instrumental solos came from bandsmen Max Weaver (‘Heavenly Gales’ – cornet), John Ferdinand (‘So Deep the Night’ – euphonium) and Keith Johnston (‘My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose’ – cornet). Bandsmen Dave Hayward and Howard Wallace song ‘Love Changes Everything’.
This year’s charity was for The Salvation Army’s fledgling ministry in Romania. Captain Simon Perkin (Southend Citadel) had led a team from Southend and Wickford last summer to support the Army’s work among underprivileged people in that country and showed some pictures of his visit. Despite the poverty there is a generosity in Romania and a thirst after God.
A collection raised £1205 towards this work.