Friary raise brass for hospices
A very entertaining evening was enjoyed on 13th October at Alton College with a concert in aid of two local hospice charities, organised by The Inner Wheel Club of Alton. The first Friary concert in Alton, the music with the theme "60 Years of Stage and Screen" included Three Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Astaire, and All I Ask of You, from Phantom of the Opera. Instrumental soloists played Nessum Dorma, Children of Sanchez, Flower Song from Carmen and Helter Skelter. In addition two students from Perins' School, Alresford - Megan Fursdon and Lila Selim - sang Breaking Free, from High School Musical, and I Dreamed a Dream, from Les Miserables, impressing the audience as this was the first time they had performed at such a venue. The concert concluded by popular demand for an encore - with the lively rendition of "Don't Stop Me Now". Grateful thanks are due to Alton College for the use of the venue, and to the various businesses in the town who donated raffle prizes. The Rosemary Foundation and St. Michael's Hospice will receive a donation of £600 from the proceeds of the evening.