Winter Warmers

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Alex Roose, Kate Macfarlane & Bethany Hill Sunday Soirée, Winter Warmer #1

What better way to spend a winter’s afternoon than to settle into the cosy ambience of La Boheme, sip a beverage of your choosing, and be swept away on the wings of song?

In our Sunday Soirée, Bethany Hill, Kate Macfarlane and Alex Roose thrilled the sell-out crowd with a selection of favourite operatic arias and ensembles, accompanied by Sachiko Hidaka. A rather cheeky narrative subtext had us all wondering just which singer fancied who, with the ‘off-stage’ shenanigans wending their way into the performance to hilarious effect. Much fun was had by all.

Our second Winter Warmer in 2018 was a specially arranged performance of that rarely heard jewel of a cantata, Handel’s Aci, Galatea e Polifemo. Enchanting young rising stars Karina Bligh and Charlotte Kelso were joined by the sensuous baritone of Lachan Scott, accompanied by Lucinda Moon and Glenys March.

Produced and directed by Cheryl Pickering

La Boheme June & July 2018

What the audience said:

This was an absolutely fantastic show. Thoroughly entertaining. Brilliantly performed. Loved the narrative. Such talent!

 Thank you to Cheryl Pickering and the whole Various People team for a wonderful afternoon of glorious singing and music making!  

What an absolutely brilliant and spell-binding show. Gorgeous singing, superb accompaniment, great theatricality and production values. Congratulations to all involved and commiserations to those who missed out!

 Brilliant! Loved every minute.