“JOYOUS”, “good-humoured”, “awesome” and “made me smile” are just some of the words that have been used to describe the King’s Barbers’ 30th Anniversary Reunion Concert.
Thirty-five past and present Barbers united for the concert in our Hayward Theatre on Saturday (June 18th) evening.
Peter North, Founder and Director of the Barbers, said: “It was lovely to see members from the whole span of the group’s existence and it was poignant to hear them talk of their time as Choristers and as Barbers. The energy and enthusiasm of the evening was accompanied by some very fine singing, with several new songs making their first appearance, one of which included the The Choristers of Ely Cathedral Choir (Boys), as well as some ‘world premieres’ of songs that had been recorded in lockdown.”
Mr North, who is Head of Vocal Studies at King’s, added: “All of the money raised from the concert is going to the Bethesda Life Centre Boys’ Orphanage in Goa, which the Barbers visited in 2019. Thanks to everyone’s support and generosity, we are set to have raised over £1,000 which is fantastic! At the end of the concert, the Barbers and pianist, Sam Trueman, who accompanied beautifully, were greeted with a standing ovation. It was a wonderful evening and one which will stay in my memory for a very long time.”
If you were not able to attend the concert, you can make a donation at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kingsbarbers30thannivesary2022?fbclid=IwAR3fIvMibJBXjQDhR7OC7ZlCFHUCu6nuz66QCfL8Gc-l63fEa8nVYlhZ0B4