Surrey Youth Choir
Surrey Youth Jazz Orchestra
“Look at the World”
People from Epsom and surrounding areas were treated to an evening of music, provided by the Surrey Youth Orchestra and the Surrey Youth Jazz Choir, with special appearances from Alexandra Edwards and Cathy Poplett. The concert took place in St Joseph’s Catholic Church on Friday the 14th of May and raised funds for CAFOD, the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development.
Nigel Trott who attended the event said it was a ‘fantastic demonstration of the talent of young people who would fit into any professional band: A program that ranged from big band jazz through choral singing, songs from the musicals, to a program from one of the upcoming opera stars of the future – all presented with professionalism, commitment and modesty.’
Well over £1200 was raised by the event and proceeds will go to CAFOD’s range of World Gifts, specifically helping to provide education for children and seeds and tools for farmers. Local CAFOD Manager, Martin, said ‘The evening was a great success. I was delighted with the number of people who turned out for the evening, but when I heard the sheer quality of the performance I wasn’t surprised at the turn-out. The talent was incredible; Alexandra’s operatic pieces were breath-taking and Cathy’s songs from the musicals were incredibly moving. The Jazz Orchestra were bursting with life and spirit and the Surrey Youth Choir, excellent throughout, did the best rendition of ‘Is you is or is you ain’t (my baby)’ I have ever heard.’
‘Thank you to all who attended the event, the organisers, helpers and all the people who performed on the night. It was a great experience of a community coming together, sharing their talents and changing the world.’