A Night to Remember . . .
an Extravaganza of Music


Friday, March 17 was a memorable evening of music, which was enjoyed by a large and enthusiastic audience. The show was due to be hosted by a young handsome, debonair, witty, star of film and television—but, unfortunately he failed to appear. Into the spotlight stepped our very own Trebor Renrut—he’s a bit backward! 

The place was buzzing, with conversation and anticipation, and they were not disappointed, as a
magnificent night of musical entertainment unfolded..

With the help of our technical team, music was played as an overture to the main event. Trebor, tried his best, with varying success to warm us up, with a vocal exercise The warm-up—

”Toast and Marmalade”
When I have my breakfast, I like
Toast and marmalade
Toast and marmalade
Toast and marmalade
When I have my breakfast, I like
Just a cup of tea
That’s enough for me
That’s enough for me
(with milk and sugar)
Just a cup of tea
That’s enough for me
That’s enough for me
Then a sausage will do instead!

The opening act was our own Wallneuk singers, with songs from 1913 — our early beginnings. Who knew that ‘When Irish eyes were smiling’ was top of the charts then?

Next came the always impressive ACE Chorus with songs from early musicals - well done, for the accompanying film clips shown on our big screen.

Next, a change of emphasis came with the Renfrewshire Junior Gaelic Chorus, who performed several songs for us. Due to their age (7 – 12) they decided not to stay for the second half of the programme — but they still got their ice cream.

The final act of the first half was OTYS — Oakshaw Trinity Youth Singers — who brought us up to the present era, with their musical interpretations, including a solo of ‘Mack the Knife’.

Then it was time for the ICE CREAM! - and a wee blether with friends.

The second half was very much a repeat of the first, with a wide variety of songs from many eras. There were also several soloists and duets and congratulations go to them. A wonderful evening was rounded off with some Sing – a - Longa - Trebor songs. The enthusiastic audience took up the baton and eagerly joined in, though some of the younger folk were asking: ‘What?’ or ‘Eh?’ at a few of them.

It was a great night’s experience for everyone and they will remember this event fondly for a long time. A lot of hard work went into staging this wonderful show, which received very favourable praise.

A big vote of thanks to everyone for a memorable experience

WALLNEUK NORTH SINGERS


THE PEARL FISHERS A DUET
DUGALD NELSON (TENOR) AND FRANK McCAMLEY (BASS)
A welcome guest for the occasion, seen in the background, is Colin Crawford
and also pictured, is choir member Jeanette McLeod


ACE CHORUS   RICHARD JOHNSTON CONDUCTOR
Founded in 1999—ACE (Artistic Concert Experiences) is a singing group based in Scotland.
The company, directed by Richard Johnston and Rona McKenzie, stages annual live concerts in the Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow



OAKSHAW TRINITY YOUTH SINGERS