Concert for Ukraine wows audience

Once Again Band

Kol Echad Choir was joined by Once Again band, Cameo acapella choir and a varied array of solo artists to perform to a full house on Sunday evening. The concert was in aid of the Crossways charity which will fund a centre for Ukrainian refugees to be housed.

The evening was ably hosted by Mike Levy, with witty repartee. There were some amazing sets from the talented performers, and real show stealers with Beth Shalom youngsters Ariel Cahn and Rebecca Goddard both performing very different but captivating pieces. Paul Grant’s piano medley was amazing and the Cameo Choir provided some beautiful harmonies. The adult soloists were also fantastic with a memorable rendition of ‘If I was a rich man’ by Les Wheeler accompanied by Jools Hudson on accordian. Once Again had the whole audience clapping and foot-tapping along and the show finished with a specially composed song by Mike Milne, The Heartbeat of a Nation, which the audience sang along to.

The performers are listed here:

PROGRAMME

Sheila and Mike Levy
Kol Echad Choir, directed by Danielle Padley
Laurie Coppersmith (accompanied by Paul Grant and The Copperettes)
Paul Grant – piano solo
Cameo Choir, directed by Bob Croft
Steven Aronson – solo singer (accompanied by Danielle Padley)
Once Again Band, directed by James Harvey

INTERVAL

Kol Echad (accompanied by Once Again)
Rebecca Goddard – solo singer (accompanied by Danielle Padley)
Les Wheeler – solo singer (accompanied by Jools Hudson)
Ariel Cahn (accompanied by Danielle Padley and acapella)
Once Again
Mike Milne

We expect to have raised around £1900 for Crossways – if you wish to donate please use the donate button at the top of the page and label it for Crossways.

This was truly a team effort and we sincerely thank everyone who helped make this evening such a success – from the wonderful array of performers to the backstage crew, front of house team and the organisers.