Past Performances

 

Except for the time of Covid, we were regularly asked to sing at events taking place in Liss. Performing in public always has a ‘roller coaster’ element, making it an exciting and fulfilling experience! Concerts during our 10-year history have included:

 

  • 2014 – First LCC Summer Concert, St Mary’s Church, Liss. A varied programme drew from the great American musicals “Oklahoma” and “South Pacific”. Lucy Flint’s arrangement of “Suo Gan” was sung in public for the first time (remember the soundtrack to “Empire of the Sun”?). Over £1,000 was raised for the Rosemary Foundation.

 

  • 2017 – Summer Concert, St Mary’s. The occasion when Margaret Gussman, (who was key to the Choir’s formation in 2011 and its leader for 6 years), passed the conductor’s baton to Erica Kollek. The programme was brimful of song medleys from “My Fair Lady”, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat” and “Oliver”. Over £600 was raised for the Petersfield Counselling Service, boosted by a collection at the Choir BBQ afterwards.

 

  • 2019 – Liss Film Festival, Triangle Centre, Liss. The Choir set the scene for the screening of “Judy” (the Judy Garland biopic), by singing “Over the Rainbow” and other great songs from her era. A gala occasion!

 

  • Several Informal concerts have been arranged over the years at local nursing and residential care homes, especially at Christmas time. For the past 2 years such visits have unfortunately been ruled out due to Covid, but we hope to resume these in better times.

 

  • July 2022 – Platinum Jubilee Concert, Tea at the Triangle.


With selections made from the early years of the Queen’s life, the Triangle Community Centre put on some multi-channel, comprehensive entertainment on Friday 3rd June. The main offering was Cecil B de Mille’s 1952 film classic, “The Greatest Show on Earth”, with a cast featuring 1,400 circus people. Fans of Charlton Heston and James Stewart could swoon to their heart’s content. 

With somewhat fewer numbers, the Liss Community Choir provided the tea interval entertainment. “Puttin’ on the Ritz” (1927) set a genteel tone to proceedings, followed by “Sentimental Journey” (1944, and which became a big hit for Doris Day), then “In the Mood” (a quick fire, foot-tapping number from 1939 made famous by Glen Miller). A song medley from “My Fair Lady” (1956) brought out the latent Julie Andrews hiding in all the lady attendees. The Choir continued as plate after plate of tantalising cakes and sandwiches appeared from the Triangle kitchen. The final number was a rousing “White Cliffs of Dover” (1941) with conductor Erica Kollek in the role of Dame Vera Lynn, complete with feather boa in Jubilee colours.

 


Feedback? “That was good – we must get them again!”, from Centre Manager Karen, who then approached Erica about a return. We left the lovely Triangle volunteers singing showstoppers from My Fair Lady in the kitchen. “Oh, wouldn’t it be Loverly?”