New Yorkers' Concert

Home » News » New Yorkers' Concert
IMG0548
IMG0549
IMG0552
IMG0550
IMG0551

Since getting my ticket for the New Yorker's concert, I wondered what it would be like. I didn't have much of an idea and I was intrigued when I arrived at Carlton Methodist Church to find the hall transformed with a glittery curtain at the back of the stage. As I took my place in the audience, I felt certain this was going to be something special. I was right. The New Yorkers were five singers and the all-important sound and lighting technician. They put on a wonderful show. In the first act, they performed music from the musicals finishing with 'New York! New York!' (So now you know why they are called the New Yorkers.) They sang solos, duets and other combinations. I was amazed by the number of costumes everyone had but it was all thought through so that while some were on stage others were getting changed into costumes for the next song.

At the interval we didn't have to move a muscle; we were served with drinks and savoury and sweet snacks in our seats. In between writing up my notes, I had a chance to have a bite to eat but it wasn't long before the second act started.

The second act was themed around Christmas and there were even more costumes including a snowman and Father Christmas on a reindeer. My favourite song was: 'I want a hippopotamus for Christmas' and they even had a hippo on stage (not life-sized). There were a range of pop songs and carols sprinkled with plenty of festive cheer and humour including a 'Morecambe and Wise' style ending.

The concert was very entertaining so I wasn't surprised to hear that Carlton had already had a concert from the New Yorkers but when they heard they did a special Christmas concert, they invited them back. Amid the fun there was a message of peace and goodwill to all something that gave me 'paws' for thought as I headed homewards.

You may also be interested in

SaintsAlive
Stokesley Bear: Fri 25 May 2:29pm

Roger Jones musical 'Saints Alive' was brought to life at Stokesley Methodist Church by a choir of 30 voices conducted by Helen Weighell. The singers were gathered from members of Stokesley Methodist Church choir and friends from other churches in the area.The event was originally planned for the following weekend that included the Royal Wedding and the FA Cup Final. To avoid clashing...

messy-church-does-science
Darlington District: Mon 14 May 9:00am

Messy Church does scienceWhen?Saturday 23 June 10.30am-12.30pmWhere?Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham, DH1 3RYFind out:how science experiments enrich Messy Churchhow science enables talks about Jesushow science can engage us all!To book please contact Kate Martin: 0191 3746017 or kate.martin...

United Pentecost Praise
Great Ayton Methodist Church: Sun 13 May 10:00am

United Pentecost Praise ServiceSunday 20th May6pm at Christ Church, Great Ayton.Please come along & celebrate as the one church of our Lord Jesus...