Thanks for the report and pictures so far........what a great evening you all had!!! When i see the pictures, i know ,i had to be there................ .........looking forward to meet you all in Dublin..........(.or maybe before december)
After I-H-F’s excellent and fast report I want to add only a few sentences.
The 28 February was a cloudy but mostly dry day in Ulster.
Our pre-concert-party was small – only Paddy, comet and I had just made our way to the Elim Centre situated in a business park in the outskirts of Bangor when Hayley accompanied by Kirsty, David and Tim arrived. Hayley was so kind to give us the opportunity for a short Hello before the sound check. After a small and early dinner we managed to be the second in the queue. The doors were announced to be open at 6:45, but it was rather cold and windy and so we were allowed to go in a few minutes earlier, just after the arrival of Eugene. There were, with the exception of a few seats in the middle of both first rows, no reserved seats – first come, first served.
At 7:30 the concert began. Only flash photography wasn’t permitted, so I took the opportunity for a few pictures with the SLR during the applause in order to minimize the disturbance and added some with the ‘noiseless’ Panasonic.
Here’s the song list:
It’s a Grand Night for Singing (Choir) The Turtle Dove (Choir) Try To Remember (Choir) The Garton Mother’s Lullaby (Choir) Danny Boy (Choir) Muss I denn (Choir) Prayer Scarborough Fair The Water Is Wide Songbird Carrickfergus (Choir) Caleno Custureme (Choir) Arirang (Choir) – a Korean piece Flying Free (Choir) Amen (Choir)
You Raise Me Up (Choir) Over The Rainbow (Choir) How are things in Glocca Morra (Choir) Great Day (Choir) Pokarekare Ana Never Saw Blue I Know You By Heart Both Sides Now Shenandoah Nemunoki Hine E Hine Amazing Grace (arr. with one bagpiper – like on her self-titled CD from 2002, and the choir) Now Is The Hour (with the choir)
Encore – after standing ovations:
Sonny (at the piano)
Hayley supported by Kirsty and Tim as well as the choir gave an outstanding performance. I enjoyed in particular Nemunoki and Hine.
As already mentioned by I-H-F and shown by comet there was a signing session afterwards – as always with Hayley as the kindness in person. I had the opportunity to speak a few words with Tim and to pay my compliment for the great playing both of Kirsty and him.
Having all her ‘work’ fulfilled Hayley departed accompanied by our best wishes.
Knowing that I always add this sentence, I don’t want to leave it out in case of this very special concert – Many thanks to Hayley, Kirsty and Tim as well as to the Bangor Ladies Choir for this wonderful evening. I’ve to include also Dave and the very friendly staff of the venue.