It has become an annual expectation that the Lobethal Harmony Club will present an End-of-Year concert in Lobethal at the completion of its singing season.
This year Club members expressed the wish to combine efforts with the Woodville Concert Choir and stage a spectacular night of entertainment and an invitation was issued and accepted.
This followed a Sunday afternoon presentation with the Woodville singers in the Woodville Town Hall earlier in the year.
Lobethal Harmony Club Musical Director, Beryl Powell, and accompanist, Helen Schubert, had the local choir commence the evening’s entertainment with items from both choirs filling the programme.
Songs such as Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, The Hippopotamus Song, It’s a Grand Night for Singing, Colours of the Wind (Pocahontas) and a variety of music from stage shows and traditional hymns interspersed with songs from Opera filled the Centennial Hall.
Further variety was introduced with assisting artists Emily Morris, Simon Gale, Brenton Shaw, Naomi Hede, Craig Lieschke and The Golden Tenors presenting items to entertain the capacity crowd.
The Woodville Concert Choir was well led by Musical Director, Rosemary Nairn, and accompanied by Betty Tothill – both well known in South Australian musical circles.
The audience enjoyed the efforts of all performers and showed their appreciation by the acclamation after each item.
The Lobethal Harmony Club performs throughout South Australia and holds 16 to 18 concerts each year.
Practice is held on Tuesday evenings each week between February and October.
The Club has members travelling from as far as Mundulla in the South East and also from Tanunda, Victor Harbor, Mannum and through the Adelaide suburbs as well as Lobethal.
They raise in the vicinity of $25,000 for the various charities each year and only claim a small fee to maintain music and equipment.
Members travel to concert venues at their own expense as a form of personal donation to charity.
Pictured: The combined choirs – Woodville Concert Choir and Lobethal Harmony Club.