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80 Years of Popular Music

Date

7th June 2019

Society

Kirkcaldy G & S Society

Venue

The Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy

Type of Production

Concert

Musical Director

Robert Gardner

Accompanist

Douglas Clark

Report

Author: Stuart McCue-Dick

As part of their 80th anniversary celebrations Kirkcaldy G&S Society presented a most enjoyable concert of popular music from the past 80 years starting in the 1940’s.

The opening ‘It’s a Grand Night for Singing’ set the tone for the concert and indeed aptly summed up the evening. The first half took us on journey from the 1940’s to the 1970’s and highlights included a close harmony group of ladies with ‘Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree’, Robin and chorus with “Streets of London’ and a rousing finale of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.

The second half took us from the 1980’s to the current day opening with ‘Love Changes Everything’ from Aspects of Love. Highlights included Jennifer and chorus with ‘Theme from The Vicar of Dibley’ and a medley from ‘La, La Land’. A beautiful instrumental interlude from Douglas, Frances and Robert led us into a final selection from ‘The Gondoliers’ which will be the next show from the club.

The evening was a fitting celebration and congratulations to the whole chorus for producing a most glorious sound. Well done to Musical Director Robert Gardener and Accompanist Douglas Clark for a well-balanced programme that captured the changing music of the past 80 years.