THE HEDON PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATION CONCERT at Saint Augustine’s Church on Saturday 4 June took place in front of a full house. The concert brought moments of tub-thumping drama with the various artists and especially the City of Hull Pipe Band, but also some very poignant moments particularly the reading of Her Majesty the Queen’s first Christmas Broadcast by Brenda Gallant, but also the reading of poems written by local school children.
We have a quick look here at what happened.
The City of Hull Pipe Band led by Charlie Sanders played two sets, firstly the Queen Elizabeth March, Amazing Grace, and The Green Hills of Tyrol, and secondly a Medley – Including Cock o the North, Dark Island, No away to Bide Away.
A rousing march through the church to “Scotland the Brave” ended an upbeat and powerful set.
Humber Harmony the barbershop-style group was introduced by the very witty Tony Porter. Their set included hits by John Denver and George Ezra, the Inkspots and the Beatles. The 15-minute programme revealed their wonderful and unique harmonious style of barbershop.
Three Crown Sound were in a similar style as Humber Harmony, but with a distinctive sound of an all-female chorus. They sang songs made famous by One Direction and Elvis Presley. There was one from the Chess musical, another by The Drifters and finally a song from the 1960s with lyrics by Tony Powers.
The Larks, a duo who perform regularly at events in Hedon captured the mood of the 1950s with a wide selection of hits from the period when the Queen ascended to the Throne.
Included All I Have to do is Dream, Unchained Melody, Love me Tender, You Don’t Know Me, and Perhaps.
Hedon Mixed Voice Choir were up next providing a great medley of songs from “My Fair Lady” and a beautiful version of “Hallelujah” by the late and the great Leonard Cohen.
Poetry read out on the night was written by Imogen (Platinum Jubilee), Felicity (The Jubilee), Layla (Queenie Queenie), Yvie (The Platinum Jubilee) and Alice (The Platinum Party). The readers were the Rev. Dr Sue Pulko, John Dennis, Steve Gallant, and David Thompson.
Congratulations on a successful show to its Producer Councillor David Thompson, to the artists, the poets and the readers – and to Councillor Steve Gallant the compere for the evening.
Finally two videos; firstly a bit of unedited video showing the final march through the church by the City of Hull Pipe Band. Secondly an unedited video of the entire concert filmed on the night courtesy of Tony Wilkinson.