The second installment of the lion opera was performed at the Penge Congregational Church, on 17 November. It was a lovely family performance, followed by drinks and cake. All the children performed beautifully, and it was a lovely evening. We are very fortunate that the composer, James Olsen, traveled down from Cambridgeshire to play the piano for the performance, with John Webber directing the choirs.
A big thank you to all the children, and all the volunteering parents who helped out with costumes, lighting, directing, baking and marketing. Without your help, these performances would not be possible.
A few words from John:
Our second opera with James Olsen was a HUGE success! Well done to all the singers, especially those who were also acting as well. Jenny and Karen did a great job in getting everyone to such a high standard and a lot of people used weekend afternoons attending special rehearsals for the acting. Lots of other people helped “behind the scenes” and their hard work made a big difference - thank you all! James’s music grew on us and we loved his very personal sense of fun. I learned some Very Long Words from James’s script and I am sure that other people did, too! Thanks to him for his time and boundless energy.