Wednesday 24 May saw Headway Thames Valley host the annual Spring Concert.
The Headway Thames Valley choir kicked things off, putting their own spin on an eclectic mix of songs, from “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing”, “Fly Me To The Moon”, “Please Mr Postman” and a more modern hit with Passenger’s “Home”.
‘Sam Brown’s Fabulous Ukulele Club!’ followed, and didn’t disappoint, with “The Bare Necessities”, “Daddy Sang Bass” and “Mr Sandman” on their set list.
Headway Thames Valley Music Therapist, Eleanor Braganza, organised the concert and was, quite rightly, happy with how it all went.
“The concert was a great success, and had a vibrant feel, leaving everyone with a smile on their faces! The choir sang really well, and enjoyed singing along with ‘Sam Brown’s Fabulous Ukulele Club!’ and the audience too.
“We also listened to two very entertaining songs by Mike Turney, which brought lots of laughter, and it was a wonderful moment so see one of our clients receive a guitar for their contribution to music at Headway this year.”
The guitar was awarded as the ‘Jim Carroll Award’. Jim was a Headway Thames Valley client and keen musician who sadly died last year. He performed at various Headway TV concerts over the years and the award was created in his memory.
“It was powerful to end the concert with a rendition of Robbie Williams’ “Angels” – a tribute to a much loved client whom we lost lately. Once finished, it was nice to hear so many positive words from the audience about how much they enjoyed the concert.”