Saturday was the day of Barbershop here at The Watermark. We played host to the Kingsbridge based, Barbershop Harmony Chorus, ‘The Kingsmen’ and The Great Western Choir, and what a night it was. First of all, the night was a complete sell out, all seats were filled and we were looking at a great night. The Kingsmen started off the proceedings with five of their songs, finishing on an absolutely hilarious rendition of ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’. The stage was then set for the 8 times winners of the British Association of Barbershop Singers’ Championship, The Great Western Chorus.
Two highlights of the night must have been their performance of ’Hooked On A Feeling’ and the finale ‘Is This the way to Amarillo’ although after a pretty spectacular performance its hard to single out the ‘best’ part of the evening, however, one of the most impressive things I have heard in a long while was a version of Bach’s Fugue in D Minor……..I’ll leave you to figure that one out!
After the curtains closed and the crowd went home a select few were treated to what I was informed was called ‘The Afterglow’, at first I thought this might have been a joke, but a pan pipe was blown, the Tribute Ale hit the deck and all the Chorus and all the Kingsmen (see what I did there) rushed to the stage to do another few songs.
Overall it was a fantastic night and if you missed it, we will be updating this post with a couple of audio clips & pictures later on for you to have a listen!
If you have any pictures of the night we’d love to see them! You can e-mail them to us at email@example.com and we may even feature them on our website! Coming up at The Watermark, The Jackie Oates Band will be playing as part of her Saturnine tour, phone 01752 892220 to book tickets, or you can visit www.jackieoates.co.uk for more info.
Time for an ‘Interesting Tidbit’, in the information centre every now and again we come across some things we think you might like. Earlier this week someone told us about this video at the British Pathe website called ‘A Postcard to Devon’ which shows the journey a postcard makes from London, to Ivybridge! Follow the link (http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=74978) to read more about it, or we’ve even embedded the video below for your viewing pleasure! Enjoy!
Click the more button to view the video and comment to let us know what you think.
The Watermark now has a new baby, a fabulous baby grand piano, that has been provided by FOPS (Friends of Our Performance Space) with the help of a few friends of their own.
Thanks are due to Cllr Roger Croad who authorised an award of £500 from the Locality Fund which he manages. FOPS gave all but its last £2 and a couple of private individuals chipped in to help out with the rest. We are hoping to organise some lunchtime recitals to welcome the piano to its new home and are looking for volunteer pianists to take a turn. If you would like to take part, please contact The Watermark on 01752 892220.
A piano stool was given to us along with the piano. In time, we would like to replace this with a fully adjustable seat so that performers of all shapes and sizes can be accommodated.
FOPS will continue to raise money to provide and improve facilities and equipment at the Watermark and your donations are always welcome!
Hello everyone and welcome to our brand new website!
Over the last few weeks we have been working hard in the office, redeveloping our website and publications, to make it easier for you to find the information you are looking for. One of the newest features is this blog! We’ll be updating it with what’s going on at the Watermark, how our gigs went, with some pictures and a short review!, what gigs we’ve got coming up any special offers, so make sure you keep checking back.
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