Saturday night saw the long awaited and much anticipated performance at Indigo2 to raise funds for Living Paintings. The fabulous Woodford & Wanstead and Chobham Rock Choirs gave their all to sing their way through a hugely entertaining evening getting the audience dancing and singing in the aisles.
Hostess for the evening was 9 year old Paige, one of Living Paintings’ beneficiaries with a little help from Camilla Oldland, Living Paintings’ CEO.
Joining them on stage were Angela Wynter of Eastenders fame and Jim Carter, Mr Carson the butler from Downton Abbey, who went on to most ably compere the event.
In the second half a solo of Dancing in the Streets by the absolutely fabulous Su Pollard raised the roof. This was followed by 14 year old Luca Gatta, who is blind, joining the choir on stage for True Colours. He sung his heart out gaining a massive round of applause and leaving not a dry eye in the house.
Then the prize draw with Julian and Emma Fellowes went off smoothly despite fears that the rickety tombola barrel might fall off its axels with a single turn!
After that, Jim Carter took on the role of auctioneer and brilliantly sold a copy of the Downton Abbey book signed by all the ‘upstairs’ actors for an impressive £750 to a member of the audience.
Too soon it was time for the finale with the audience joining in on an emotional rendition of Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. With thanks to everyone who took part, the performance ended and we hope all our guests got home safely.
More news and photographs to follow…
Our sincerest thanks to the IndigO2 and Jasper Dalgliesh Photography who both waived their photographic fees so that this value could be used to raise additional funds for our charity.