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Music in Felixstowe

7 Dec 15

The Swing Band was in exceptionally fine form, playing as the guest of St Andrew’s Church Felixstowe for its Christmas Concert. The ten-piece set included such wonderful classics as Glenn Miller’s Little Brown Jug and Moonlight Serenade, some Brubeck and Gillespie, and to end a fabulous addition to the repertoire: Coldplay’s God Put a Smile Upon Your Face. With solos drawing warm applause within each piece, and with uncontrollable foot-tapping the order of the day, the audience clearly appreciated the silky skills and high energy of the Band, right down to the big hint of Christmas included in the last few numbers. Brilliant! Thereafter Harrison Cole became accompanist and then organist, for the Felixstowe Children’s Choir (who did a brilliant job with their Christmas songs – all impressively sung from memory) and for the audience, leading us all graciously and expertly through the season’s first carols. A lovely afternoon: our thanks to St Andrew’s for their hospitality.

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