Bridges, Rivers, Village Friends

The Bridge Singers had their second recital yesterday, this time in St. Michael’s Church in Felton – again to a packed and enthusiastic audience. The title was “Bridges, Rivers and Other Village Friends” and our theme was music and stories related in some way to the village with readings and song. The solemn first “half” told the story of Oliver Cromwell’s passage through the villages, marching Scottish prisoners south from the 1650 Battle of Dunbar to Durham Cathedral. The 2nd part of the concert was a more light-hearted with a mixture of folk, barbershop, 1960s pop classics and classical pieces. There were also two world premieres of pieces by Cheryl: “The Felton Sycamores” setting a poem written specially for us by Tony Williams, and “Alison’s K6 Telephone Box” about the box on our very own bridge. We also performed a new version of “Magical Glass” with words relating to the village’s glass-making heritage adapted from the original Sunderland.

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