Whatever happened to the Songsters?

If you missed the screening of the 2003 Keperra Sanctuary Songsters performance on July 17th, you really missed a treat! It was a wonderful afternoon of first class entertainment.

The 100 plus residents who came along were treated to the tuneful voices of the Sanctuary Songsters in scenes from ‘The Mikado’ and ‘South Pacific’.

The audience gasped (on the actual night of the performance, as well as on last week’s video screening) when the Mikado cast came on stage in their authentic and colourful kimonos with elaborate wigs and hair ornaments: one could almost feel the pain as the women teetered on stage in imaginary bound feet.

Favourites such as ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ and ‘There is nothing like a Dame’ from the hit musical ‘South Pacific’ brought many memories to the audience, and Daphne’s robust version of ‘I’m Gonna Wash that Man Right Outta my Hair’ nearly had us all singing along with her.

During costume changes, the Keperra Marching Girls in gymslips and laddered stockings kept the audience entertained, as did the men’s ensemble, two outstanding solo songs from nightingale Mary Prentice, an amusing poem narrated by Daphne and other excellent items. ‘Twas a fun afternoon.