“Everyone can sing” goes the old adage, and the Reading Mencap Community Choir, sponsored by Co-operative Community Matters, certainly proved so in a public concert on Saturday March 22, at Park United Reformed Church, in Wokingham Road, Reading.
Led and directed by Rhona Millar, and accompanied by “Chameleon”, the Choir gave an innovative, lively and sparkling interpretation of hits such as “Lean on me”. “Count on me”, “Waterloo”, and “What a wonderful world”, among many others.
Solos from Stacey Smith, Keven Keep, Sally and Peter Brown, to name but a few, entertained a very appreciative and lively audience.
“Chameleon”, comprising Chris Winslet (Guitar), Diane Mc Guire (Bass), Martyn Ramsden (Keyboard), and Mark Wills (Drums), provided excellent backing throughout, whilst Martyn Williams was fantastic as the Sound Engineer.
At the end of the Concert, the audience raised the roof with their clapping and cheering, and appreciation of the continuous performance.
Yes, “Everyone can sing”, and this evening’s performance proved the truth of another old adage – “A good time was had by all!”.