Operatic Society, The Three Towns, are award winners once again after receiving the ‘Most Original Concert’ gong from the Association of Community Theatre (ACT).
The award was presented in recognition of the last performance the society gave, before the pandemic began. Their 2019 production of The Three Towns in Concert was performed at St Joseph’s Hall in Leigh in November of that year. It stood out to the judges as offering something very different to other live events in the area, scooping it the originality award!
At the time, reviewer John Flay, said:
“This evening was a perfect showcase for the company to entertain with their award-winning singing, their standard is always so high. There was such a diverse selection of music from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tell me on a Sunday to Haydn’s The Heavens Are Telling.
“Most of the musical content had special arrangements highlighting the vocal sections. One of the choral highlights was the ‘Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves’ from Nabucco. All the numbers and medleys were once again introduced by David Hill who is always informative and with just the right amount of humour. Not forgetting the excellent and skilful accompaniment supplied by Nicola Dagnall.”
The awards evening had been postponed due to Covid, and as eventually delivered to the group – who include David Kay from Lowton, who is Vice Chairman of The Three Towns.
What’s next for The Three Towns?
The society are now in rehearsal for their production, which will be Iolanthe. It’s a foot-tapping musical comedy that brings together the unlikely partnership of fairies and parliament!
But watch out – the fairies are fun and the peers are pompous! And before long, the feisty fairies are meddling where their powers have never strayed before… the House of Lords!
Iolanthe will be performed from Tuesday 17 May to Saturday 21 May 2022 at St Joseph’s Hall, Chapel Street, Leigh. If you are interested in getting involved with the production, The Three Towns would love to hear from you. Contact Secretary Ursula Lightford on 01942 670284 for more information.
Would you like to join The Three Towns?
The Three Towns are always keen to welcome new members. If you enjoy singing and musical theatre, you’re most welcome to go along to a rehearsal and see if it could be for you.
Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 8-10pm at Tyldesley Methodist Church, Elliot Street, M29 8JE.
For further information, visit the Society’s website, or contact Ursula Lightford on 01942 670284.