March 1, 2015
This time last year, the seaside town of Dawlish in South Devon was fighting to restore the main South West rail line that was left dramatically swinging over a huge hole blasted into the sea wall by one of the worst storms on record.
A year on and Dawlish is fast recovering and what better way to join the celebrations than attend the 2 Choirs event at The Strand Church, Dawlish recently. No more swinging rails but certainly plenty of swinging music provided by The High Cs from Cockwood who joined the Buckfastleigh-based choir, Lost Sound Chorus. Together, the two choirs delighted a sell-out audience with an evening of popular music from past and present. The big sound and sheer joyfulness of The High Cs, led by Ian Davies, complemented superbly the close harmonies and vocal range of The Lost Sound under the direction of Sandra Smith. The audience was honoured by the presence of the Mayors of Dawlish, Newton Abbot and Teignmouth, and left the event full of great good humour and enthusiasm – a lovely evening that raised £1260 for the charity.
Our thanks to both choir leaders and their choirs, to The Strand Centre and to all the THF helpers who made the evening possible.