Phoenix Goes 'Pop'

Summer Concert - Phoenix Goes 'Pop'

"Bromsgrove was rocking ....."

on 17th July when, as part of the Bromsgrove Festival, we put on a family concert of popular songs from the 70’s through to the 90’s.

We started (.... and finished, as an encore) with Queen's Don't Stop Me Now, followed by Fix You from Coldplay, Sting's Fields of Gold and Elton John's I'm Still Standing. We then moved on to some songs from popular films, including Hallelujah from Shrek and Circle of Life and Can you Feel the Love Tonight from the Lion King. We stayed with the African theme and went on to sing the song Africa, made famous by the band Toto. The programme concluded with another of Queen's hits, Bohemian Rhapsody.

We were accompanied on this occasion by brilliant local musicians, Iain Jackson on keyboards, Paul Carroll on drums, Mark Willetts on guitar and Jim Griffiths on bass guitar. Our thanks go to them for helping to make this a very successful and enjoyable concert, as well as to our usual accompanist, Sara Wilander who played for us at rehearsals in the run up to this successful concert.

The audience joined in enthusiastically on many of the numbers and some of the younger audience members also picked up a variety of percussion instruments to accompany us when we sang Africa.

This programme was a departure from our usual repertoire, but it reflects the wide range of music that we perform. If you would like to join us, please check out our Membership page for more details.