Hythe Salvation Army held its Summer Concert on 8 July 2017, featuring the Shepway Community Choir (Musical Director Wesley Carroll) and euphonium/trombone soloist Emilie Margott. The event raised £320 toward the cost of the corps’ youth visit to Kenya at Easter 2018.
The choir excelled in a wide range of musical styles. Songs included The Circle of Life and Can You Feel the Love Tonight? from “The Lion King”, Bridge Over Troubled Water, and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.
Margott, on euphonium, played Grandfather’s Clock with great panache and contrasted this with a soulful rendition of Joy Webb’s There Will Be God, which was greeted with reverent silence. Later in the program, she demonstrated her viruosity by playing the solo Ochills on trombone.
Carroll, who in addition to being the choir’s musical director also serves as its pianist, accompanied Margott. He also provided two solo items of his own, both his own arrangements made up of selections of well-known piano solos.
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