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Men United In Song
Gala Charity Concert
The Weston Auditorium

University of Hertfordshire, 18th May 2024

The Men United In Song choir give their all in a stirring musical spectacular!

Only 10 weeks ago, we were a group of individuals joining  a project which we were curious enough to find out about. We all have our own stories of what brought us to this project - trying a new hobby, pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone, or due to personal experience of prostate cancer or its effects on people we know.

10 weeks on, we have risen to the challenge, and stand before our audience tonight - nervous, but excited to show you what we have achieved. For some of us who have never sung before, and never performed on a public stage, this is a new a memorable moment for us, and for all our supporters as well!

We are joined on stage by the Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir, who have supported this project.

The opening set by Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir included the rousing "Rachie" sung in Welsh, the ethereal "Steal Away" and "Speed Your Journey" finishing with "An American Trilogy"

The Men United In Song Choir followed, with "The Rose", "Shenandoah" and "Bring Him Home" (from the musical Les Miserables) finishing the first half on a high note (literally!), to enthusiastic applause from the audience.

The second half of the concert started with the Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir singing "Flash, Bang, Wallop" (from the musical "Half A Sixpence"), complete with actions! This was followed by "Take Me Home", "Rhythm Of Life" and a "West Side Story" medley.

The Men United In Song Choir then performed "Bridgwater Fair",  "Danny Boy", and the beautiful song "Tell My Father" (from the musical "The Civil War". The choir was joined on stage by Kasper Vermeesch, who played the violin accompaniment on "Tell My Father".

Both choirs then combined to end the concert with "Crossing The Bar" and "The Wellerman Sea Shanty". Audience participation was required for "The Wellerman", as they provided the "drumbeat" for the song!

Thunderous applause and cheers at the end of the concert from the audience showed their appreciation, and all for such a good cause.

A cheque was presented to Prostate Cancer UK for the sum of £12,000, smashing the target we set ourselves for the project.

Thank you all, for your support on this fantastic journey!

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