September Evenings 2016
Our theme for this years concerts was 'SHOWSTOPPERS"
A very keen and large chorus interspersed with step out Cabaret numbers and soloists in the choral numbers. The songs chosen were based on song from shows that CODS haven't performed yet and possibly would like to perform, or maybe will never perform.
To enhance the evening with a little competition, the two 'sell out' audiences were asked to list the shows the songs were from. They were given a few suitably vague hints to help them along!
Our band of Ian, Dean Frazer and Phil were in fine form again and our main rehearsal pianist Sam also accompanied a number of the solo items. As ever they were in fine form and a great support to the chorus and soloists.
As ever Anton, Angela and their stalwart team provided a great two course supper for our audiences. At just £15 this had to be, once again, the best ticket in town!
CODS were grateful to Devon dale and Crediton Care Services for sponsoring the two evenings.
To see recorded performances of the 'cabaret' items go to CODS YouTube Channel by clicking the YouTube icon at the bottom of this page. (It's on all our pages! Simples!)
SHOWSTOPPERS CODS at the Boniface Centre Crediton
17th September 2016
This was a super night of entertainment with all your favourite songs from the shows that have been performed over the years by CODs.
The Concert was directed by Mike Canning and was splendidly executed. This concert had everything going for it, not only a choir that sang beautifully together but superb soloists as well
Twenty-five songs in all and twenty-one soloists! And from” Another Openin, Another show” right through to “The Winner Takes it All!” the concert sparkled.
“Send in the Clowns” was superbly performed as was “Belle the Sleeping Car” sung by Gillian Mackenzie and soloist Stephanie Morgan almost stopped the show with her rendition of “She Used to be Mine”.
“Bring Him Home” soloists, Jason Bomford, Andy Kirby and Barrie Stimson The Three Fivers “was a showstopper with three tremendous voices really great to listen to.
“Tell me it’s not true” was magical, as was Johnnie Wood singing “Being Alive”. What a quality voice. The rendition of “All that Jazz” was a joy and soloists Buffy Fouracre and Nicki Wilkes singing” For Good “were just great.
The very talented Ian Crew did very well, as always as did the rest of the musicians and I must congratulate Sam Hatchell on key board. He will go far.
I just did not want the evening to end. There are many performing societies but not all could bring together such a variety of members and turn them into a splendid choir.
Thank you to all concerned, especially Mike Canning for his inspired and inspiring direction… a wonderful Concert and even greater hospitality. Thanks again CODS.
Graham Liverton NODA Rep