On Saturday 23 October we enjoyed Opera Anywhere's performance of The Mikado in the church.
The Mikado is one of the most famous and best-loved of Gilbert and Sullivan‘s operettas. Nanki-Poo loves Yum-Yum but she’s betrothed to Ko-Ko, the new Lord High Executioner. When the Mikado orders a beheading, Nanki-Poo and Ko-Ko try to come to an arrangement that doesn’t involve anyone losing their head!
We had an evening of toe-tapping fun with the music of the most innovative Jazz composers and pianists of the 20th century – Duke Ellington, played by Neal Thornton on piano and Tim Thornton on double-bass stars of the London Jazz scene.
It was a joy to see the Church absolutely packed to hear this illustrious, Grammy-winning vocal ensemble sing their new programme - Finding Harmony. Their generosity in giving their services towards the fundraising by the Friends of the Church was immense. Their excellence, artistry and their friendliness was appreciated by us all. www.kingssingers.com
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