THE Garioch Heritage Society held their annual Social Evening for members and friends on Wednesday (March 7) at the Acorn Centre, Inverurie. Chairman Geoff Gill welcomed the audience and introduced the Spectrum Singers, a 15 strong choir of ladies from Kemnay along with their male pianist and conductor.
The ladies were introduced by their lead singer who gave a short history of the group, which was formed seven years ago under the baton of their pianist Gordon. Initially he only intended to stay with them until they got organised, but has remained since. They practice on Sunday afternoons in Kemnay Hall. Originally dressed in black uniforms, but as they became more well known and were successful in gaining funding, they changed to a more colourful garb, giving a spectrum of colour to justify their name. Singing together gives them a feel-good factor and the music they perform lifts the spirits , as well as those of the audience as they soon proved.
Their programme contained a wide range of music from spirituals to excerpts from West End musicals, totally enthralling their audience and demonstrating their expertise in all aspects of musical entertainment.
The choir and choirmaster were thanked by Thora Yule for giving the Society members a very happy and entertaining evening.
The next Society meeting will take place in the Acorn Centre on Wednesday, April 4. the talk will be on experimental archaeology with Carolyn Forrest. All are very welcome.