It was wonderful to see so many people in the church for last Friday’s concert, and we were thrilled with the response we received. We had 95 punters through the doors, and with ticket sales, donations for refreshments and private donations towards the cost of putting on the event meant that we raised just over £850 for the Shalfleet Church Fabric Trust.

Ed and Katherine Clarke were brilliant. The concert included a wide range of pieces, expertly performed by two very talented musicians, and I have been inundated by requests to get them back again in the near future.

Particular favourites were the Taverner (very eerie!), the Bach Prelude in C sharp, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square and, of course, the Flanders & Swann Hippopotamus Song. If you didn’t make it to the church on time, here is a clip to show you what you missed on the night: Hippopotamus Song

We hope to be putting on more concerts of this type in the future. The acoustic in the church is really rather special, and it is lovely to see this ancient building full of people, revelling in beautiful music.

Now for the Village Fete!