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By Alison Green - 11th October 2015 8:00pm
Another successful concert in St Mary's Church on Saturday night, 10th October, showcased the variety of musical talent in Haddenham whilst raising funds for Freda Dorrell's chosen charities: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Bloodwise, the Lymphoma and Leukaemia Research charity. The evening raised £600.
The line up of Haddenham Handbell Ringers, Haddenham Recorder Consort, Soprano Sheilagh Armitt and the Brambles Consort of 5-voices was supplemented on this occasion by two accomplished students: Jordan Deans on the piano and Yifan Wong on the harp.
Tim Armitt was Master of Ceremonies for the evening, and also delighted the audience with two spoken pieces — the first a moving poem written by none other than George Dorrell, Freda's other half; and the second, a very amusing recitation, delivered with perfect flat vowels, recounting a shed removal project, by them 'oo should know 'ow it's dun!
The Brambles Consort were delighted to be invited back to sing at this event, having made their debut at a previous Freda concert two years ago. This time their line up had an unusual feature — a David Quinn double! The well known local David Quinn who is the usual bass in this group had been summoned abroad on business at the last minute requiring a replacement to be found (at 10 days notice!) The consort expressed their sincere gratitude to the replacement bass that was found, not quite believing that he was also called .... David Quinn!
Yifan's Wong's performance on the harp was a highlight of the evening — a very talented young man and clearly one to look out for in the future — lucky Haddenham!
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