Albox musical hall night aids charities in Mojacar area

MUSIC MAESTRO: Performers entertain the crowd.

ABOUT 140 people attended a musical event to raise funds for The British Legion Poppy Appeal and Mojacar Area Cancer Support (MACS).

Sponsored by IBEX Insurance, Albox. The amount raised was €796.61 — to be divided between the two charities.

The event was hosted by Jan & Mick Seldon and held at La Piedra Amirilla Amphitheatre just north of Albox. In the morning a car boot sale was held, followed by a BBQ.

In the late afternoon and the finale of the day was a mixture of musical entertainment provided by The Independent Theatre Group, Sweet Charity and the Voices of Almanzora.

This event was organised by a member of the British Legion, Robert Cowan and supported by MACS.

Robert Cowan did a great job of pulling all the performers together, organising the car boot sale and a BBQ all on the same day. There were some minor problems due to a very nasty bug going around which resulted in alterations to the schedule of artists performing and a few panics for Bob and his team who triumphed in the end.

Artists performed many hits of days gone by. One highlight was ‘Barcelona’ which was very well performed by Sweet Charity’s Mel Howard-Coles and Roger Dickman. Also ‘Mr Cellophane’ from the show Chicago was performed by Bill White.

The Independent Theatre Group chose a Music Hall theme and performed sing along hits from way, way back such as ‘My Old Man Said Follow the Van’ and ‘Knees up Mother Brown’ plus many other comic songs.

Audience participation was very much the order of the night and the excellent Music Hall MC raised many an ooh and aah. The Voices of Almanzora performed a varied programme ranging from Bohemian Rhapsody to Puccini’s ‘Oh My beloved Father’ and threw in some poetry from Richard Stilgoe.

The Musical Director, Nick Duncan was in fine form filling in change overs with terrible jokes that you had to laugh at anyway, but delighting the audience even more in doing so with such flair.

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