Our own Charlotte Johnson was picked to sing a solo at a national concert last week. She, along with Harriet Carter, was attending The Salvation Army UK’s Territorial Youth Choir (TYC) annual event in Poole, Dorset. The TYC attracts some of the most gifted young singers in the territory.
The week-long music school culminated in a concert in the Lighthouse Theatre in Poole on the Friday evening, the finale of which featured Charlotte’s solo. Her father, Corps Secretary Wayne Johnson, takes up the story:
‘Her voice opened the number, and was then joined in subsequent verses by the male soloist Bram Cross (from Stowmarket Corps) and then 80 voices and 70 piece brass band. The item was a new arrangement by Dean Jones of the Army song , “On we march with the blood and the fire, to the ends of the earth we will go”. The song made a fantastic impression on the 800+ strong audience in attendance.’
Former member of Hadleigh Temple Lt-Col David Phillips, who now lives just down the coast at Bournemouth, reported it was an excellent evening of Army music-making and the finale was the best item.
After the week, Charlotte said she was ‘Absolutely buzzing! Words can’t not describe the feeling of singing ‘Saviour’s Love’ tonight, what a privilege it was! Once again an amazing God filled week that was both encouraging and enjoyable! Roll on next year!’
The concert finale epitomised the week for Harriet, who said:
‘”On we march with the blood and the fire. To the ends of the earth we will go and the Saviour’s love will be the theme of our song because we love him so’.
Such a perfect week ♥ ‘