It’s ‘Showstoppers’ time again. Londonderry Musical Society and the Britannia Concert Band have once again combined forces to present their 27th season of Charity Concerts in the Millennium Forum on Friday, November 27.
This year the collaboration will be in support of two very worthy local charities: ‘Jennifer’s Journey’ and ‘St John Ambulance.’
The latter cause will be well known to Londonderry Sentinel readers.
But the former is also a great charity and is aimed at supporting young Eglinton gymnast Jennifer Smyth who has been in a wheelchair after falling and breaking her neck two years ago.
This year’s show will also be performed in Strabane, Limavady, Coleraine and Ballycastle for local charities. there.
And over nearly three decades of entertaining the concerts have raised an awful lot of money for countless good causes.
Londonderry Musical Society Treasurer Christine Deane explained: “We have raised to date, well in excess of £200,000 for local charities through these concerts over the 27 years.”
They’ll also be warming up with another special collaboration a few days before the Britannia gig.
“The LMS choir were also selected from a large number of local choirs to perform alongside the ‘world famous tenor’ Russell Watson who is performing in the Millennium Forum as part of his UK tour - this concert is being staged on the same week on November 25,” explained Christine.
The production is packed full of wonderful music performed by the cream of musical talent from across the North West. The concert promises to be a fabulous night of entertainment.
Shows featured this year include classics such as Carousel, Wonderful Town, Les Misérables, A Chorus Line, Wicked, Me and My Girl, The Lion King with highlights from the music of The Beatles, Sondheim, Procol Harum, Queen, Andrew Lloyd Webber and a host of other celebrity composers. Highlights this year include the beautiful trio ‘I Wish I May’ from ‘The Witches of Eastwick’ and ‘Gabriel’s Oboe’ by Ennio Morricone. The musical direction is once more in the hands of Jim Goodman and Noel Barr.
Tickets are available from the Millennium Forum Box office 02871264455 or book online at www.millenniumforum.co.uk or from any member of the LMS choir/Britannia Concert Band.