The second annual Devizes Rotary SuperChoir event took place on July 6th at Dauntsey’s School where over 250 excited children aged from 6 to 14 years sang in front of a captivated audience of over 500.
Just like last year, the Devizes Rotary Team organised the logistics for the event. For example they laid on transport for all the children, teachers and helpers from each school, and set up areas for them to leave their belongings while they all got together to do their rehearsals as one big SuperChoir.
The Rotary team, including some of their fantastic Friends of Devizes Rotary, did a great job in getting the venue ready, including laying out all the food and drink before the school kids descended on the cafeteria to enjoy a well earned meal.
Many thanks are due to our wonderful sponsors for providing much of the food and drink, and other essential equipment such as extra toilets!
After the meal it wasn’t long before all the mums, dads, grannies & granddads plus various dignitaries began to arrive. A real buzz had developed around the packed hall by the time 6:30pm arrived, and the show began with a super rendition of Simon May’s song Always There.
Thanks again to the Rotary Club Team, the audience was able to enjoy refreshments during the interval, and many also had time to test their luck on the Rotary Tombola stall.
Before we knew it the show drew to a close with a wonderful version of Smile by Charlie Chaplin, but the audience weren’t to be denied an encore and were delighted when the choir sang Gary Barlow’s Sing for the second time that evening.
Thanks once again to everyone from the Rotary Club, including the Club’s Friends for playing a key role in making this all happen, and to Simon May, Carole Berry and the supporting musicians and technicians for helping to put on such a fantastic show. But most of all thanks to every single member of the SuperChoir who put their hearts and souls into making this such a very special day.