7th May St Paul’s Church Bedford – A Musical Interlude
This was a marvelous opportunity for us to join with St Paul’s Church Choir and Kongsberg Kantori, a visiting Norwegian group. Although much of the programme consisted of Bach, we sang three spirituals in the middle of the evening, Didn’t it Rain, Ev’ry time I feel the Spirit and Steal Away. At the end we all took part in Immortal Bach, a variation by Knut Nystedt involving an amazing creation of sound.
8th May St Andrews Church in Biggleswade – Spring concert combined with Harmony Youth Choir.
The Moonlighters sang a variety of songs including three spirituals and two of Charles Evans’ arrangements of Winnie the Pooh poems, Halfway Down and Vespers. We also sang his version of A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square and a challenging but fun arrangement of Flanders and Swan’s Ill Wind (the song about the French horn!)
3rd July Dunton Church Fair
24th September – St Paul’s Church Michaelmas Market
11th November Cutler Hammer Kempston – Canine Partners Entertainment
The audience was largely made up of humans rather than dogs who were appreciative of our offerings despite the fact that we had to perform without a musical director. Several other groups were taking part which meant that we were entertained too. A community choir, a barbershop quartet a ukulele band and us! The golden oldies came out that night such as Chattanooga Choo Choo, Under the Boardwalk, It Don’t mean a Thing and Java Jive.
3rd December Milton Ernest Hall Christmas Fair
Since there were only five ladies able to perform, we found a different selection of non-Christmas and Christmas songs and carols. These included Jamaica Farewell, Do you hear what I hear? and The Little Road to Bethlehem. As always, we received a warm welcome from the residents and staff.
16th December St Andrew’s Rooms, Biggleswade. A Christmas entertainment for the Sandy Masonic Lodge.
We rounded off the year with our third visit to the Sandy Lodge. We sang fairly traditional carols as requested but included Twelve Days After Christmas and But Once a Year, another of Charles’ compositions.