Director of Music at St Andrew's Church, Michael Reynolds, gave his annual concert on his own ground last Friday 17th June, with a recital involving both organ and piano, to a very appreciative audience.
As usual, he combined well known classics with popular items from the Musicals, starting with Mendelssohn's "Wedding March". As he so rightly said, it is well recognised as a bride enters the church for her wedding, but there is a lot more to it than "Here comes the Bride".
Legrand's "Rest of your life", Gershwin's "Summertime" and Arlen's "Over the rainbow" satisfied the Musical adicts in the audience, and these were followed by a beautiful rendition of Saint-Sens "The Swan", and Wesley's "Choral Song".
Lesser known contributions were two pieces on "Veni Sancte Spiritus", and Ennio Morricone's "Gabriel's Oboe"
The fitting finale was Handel's "Zadok the chorus",(with some interesting additions).
It was indeed a delightful summer occasion, as strawberries and cream were served prior to the concert.