On Saturday 24th June 2017, the Church of the Ascension, Ealing, was once again host to Live at the Ascension for the 5th successive year. This event is an evening of homegrown music.
I have arranged this event every year and each time it has grown and grown. The amount of talent in one room this year was outstanding.
The evening was top and tailed by the house band TAFKATDRU, who by the end of the night had the majority of the audience on their feet dancing to Jambalaya.
The end of the first half of the evening saw the Ascension Community Choir show their range of repetoire by performing the opening of Vivaldi’s Gloria and then a medley of pieces by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Having worked with the choir for 6 years now, I am really happy with how they’ve progressed. We have members currently from various areas as well as the local community and welcome new members.
The evening’s talent ranged from the brilliant tap dancing skills of Charlotte Carter, to the amazing voices of Matthew Newton, Johanna Chambers, Rae White and Helen Dewsnap.
Between accompanying the majority of the singers throughout the evening and performing myself, I must have been playing the piano for about 80% of the evening. It was exhausting, but so rewarding.
The feedback from the audience was incredible and we made a good amount of profit from the event which will go towards supporting the church and the work we do in the community.
I look forward to LATA6 next year.
A big thank you to all who were involved in making this night the success that it was.