watch Burnham and Highbridge Choral Society performance
300 people crowded into Burnham-On-Sea's St Andrew's Church on
Saturday evening (April 23rd) to watch the town's Choral Society
give a powerful performance of the popular 'The Armed man', a
Mass for Peace.
the expert direction of Nicholas Bromilow, more than 50 members
of the society gave a memorable two-hour performance.
audience was so large that seats quickly ran out and some spectators
had to sit upstairs on the overflow seating on the balcony.
was also a special evening for Bev Hearn, Chairman of Burnham
and Highbridge Choral Society, who stepped down from his role
after seven years.
Chairman David King presented him with an engraved glass decanter
on behalf of the society. He said: "Bev has been a superb
Chairman, and we thank him for all his work over the years."
added: "It was a fantastic evening, capped with a standing
ovation at the end and lots of positive comments, which were so
appreciated by all the society's members. This was our largest
audience to date."
choir were accompanied by a small vibrant orchestral ensemble
and soloist Katy Garden. It was the second time that the choir
have sung this piece of music by Karl Jenkins, with the previous
time being in 2006 when they were the first Somerset choir to