When Melody Makers International and Orihuela Costa Male Voice Choir come together in a concert, supporting Debra, the Butterfly Children charity, in this instance at the Orihuela Costa Resort Hotel, La Zenia, Saturday January 27th., it will almost certainly be a case of standing room only, with the “House Full” sign, prominently on display, and the good people of the Costa Blanca, again, did not disappoint.
Two “Houses” 2pm and 8pm, were royally entertained, with a musical mix from the pen of Sigmund Romberg, Irving Berlin, Franz Lehar, Puccini and a splendid arrangement by Brymer, of Freddy Mercury’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Special mention perhaps in this mixed bag of wonderful music, would be to Rebecca Holt with the Barry & Robin Gibb classic, “A Woman in Love”, “The Grand March” from Aida, and again by the full company, “The Battle Hymn Of The Republic”. Classic songs from “White Horse Inn”, “The Merry Widow” and “Les Miserables” kept Saturday’s audience well entertained. No concert by Nigel Hopkins would be complete without Jane Atkinson and Eric Berg, taking to the stage.
This year was no exception, with the dynamic duo becoming ” A Couple of Swells” from Easter Parade.
Director Nigel Hopkins was delighted to let Saturday’s “House” know, that in 10 years of bringing shows like today’s concert to the Costa Blanca, a total of fifty thousand euros has been raised and presented to charity. Well done sir. The standing ovation given to this Saturday’s “Choral Spectacular”, was well deserved.
Approximately €2,500 was raised for Debra, the Butterfly Children charity
Robert W Barnes.