Summer Concert 2022
£564.69 raised in aid of Kingston Samaritans
Euphonix's end of Term Summer Concert was held in All Saints Church, Kingston Market Place. The lunchtime concert saw the Church packed as the Choir went through its repertoire. Euphonix would like to thank all those who came along to the recital.
Afterwards, Euphonix's Musical Director said
"Wow! What a great show you put on today. We worked hard at the performance which had wonderful energy and vibrancy. The band really lifted you as always and the renditions of Lovely Day, Dancing in the Street and Let's Hang On really stick in the mind. That final encore of Shona Malanga was fantastic - the best unaccompanied singing I can remember from Euphonix and you did a great job on Good Day Sunshine too."
The concert was given to support the work of the Kingston Samaritans, a local charity. Their Assistant Fundraising Director, who was at the concert, described it as "Wonderful".
As with all Euphonix concerts it free but a collection was held in aid of the Kingston Branch of the Samaritans. The total raised was £564.69 (before GiftAid) and their Assistant Fundraising Director wrote -
The sum raised was ... "incredible, and we can't thank your Choir enough for the collection. This amount will fund an entire week's operation at our branch. Please pass on our thanks to the Choir."
If you would like to make a donation to assist in the work of the local Kingston Samaritans please use this link: Kingston-Samaritans
Euphonix Spring Concert - 6 April 2022
£536.34 raised in aid of Ukrainian refugees
Another successful end of term concert was performed at the Rose Theatre Cafè on 6 April. The concert raised £536.34 to support Ukrainian Refugees. Thank you to all who sung at the concert as well as those who came along to support us.
Euphonix has regularly performed their end of term lunchtime concerts at the Rose Theatre Cafè . These concerts have provided a springboard to raise funds and awareness for charitable organisations. This Spring Euphonix wanted to support those fleeing war and persecution in Ukraine and during the concert a voluntary collection was taken in support of this cause.
The concert began with two poignant freedom songs (originating from the deep south of the USA). Unaccompanied, the Choir sang I Can Hear a Train a-coming and I'm Gonna Lift my Brother Up. The focus of the event was, of course, the plight facing the Ukrainian peoples and both songs reflected the situation that they are facing.
The programme then continued with Blackbird (a Lennon & McCartney composition), followed by Four Strong Winds (Ian & Sylvia Tyson and made famous by Neil Young). The fifth number was Turn! Turn! Turn! (a song written by Pete Seeger in the late 1950s and made famous by the Byrds). This was followed by a beautiful rendition of Field of Gold (words & music by Sting). The next item was You're My Best Friend (written by John Deacon bass player and made famous by Queen). The penultimate song was Sail On (words & music by Lionel Richie and originally sung by the Commodores). The final song of the concert was Let's Hang On (originally sung by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons).
Many of the song arrangements were by Thomas Chapman, Euphonix's Musical Director.
(page updated 24 July 2022)