Well done, everybody!
The “elegant feast of Victorian entertainment” that the Society had advertised for the Carnegie Hall on 6 September turned out to be much more than that. It was great fun, and much appreciated by the audience! Rae Lamond’s selection of material included some items that will have been new to almost everyone there, and she managed to present our heroes in the best possible light, as creators of fine music and witty words.
As we anticipated from her production of Princess Ida last year, Rae also did an amazing job in keeping the cast on their toes, and creating an ever-changing picture on stage. Didn’t you just love their “Eagle high”! All credit to the chorus members, who must have spent the summer sweating to learn new music and moves, and will have been grateful for the security that Eddie and Kate provided from the pit.
Too many great performances to mention individuals, but anyone seeing the Society for the first time would have been amazed at the strength in depth displayed had they known how many people were playing parts other than their usual roles, and how many of the solo performers grace our chorus line.
You can see what you missed by downloading the programme at this link.