Proper Job Singers
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A packed house and a standing ovation greeted the performances from some of the best of young Cornish talent at Kehelland Methodist Church on a dark, November evening recently. A concert organised by popular local singing group, Proper Job to celebrate Camborne Feast, and featuring, as guests, young talent drawn from state schools across the county, proved so popular that extra seats had to be brought in to accommodate those wishing to listen. The stars of the evening were undoubtedly the young people, ranging in age from 10 to 17 but Proper Job complemented those items by leading the audience in community singing at the beginning and end. The venue resounded with the whole audience joining with old favourites like Lamorna, I’ve been working on the railroad, The Wild Rover and other popular numbers. Attentive silence, though greeted the offerings of the very talented youngsters who gave both instrumental and choral presentations. Solo offerings by ten year old Imogen Dowse, Madison Martin, Miles Tolchard and Jake Trembath captivated the audience and drew enthusiastic applause. The power and quality of Madison’s voice, at only fifteen years old, showed what a successful musical future awaits her. Both she and Imogen, showed the extent of their musical talent by also giving a duet on cello. The audience were further enthralled by the keyboard performance of seventeen year old, Angus Webster, whose sensitivity of touch and feeling was shown in pieces by Debussy, Chopin and Brahms. The whole group of youngsters sang several times as a small choir and their final item, “Like an eagle” brought the whole audience to its feet cheering and clapping for several minutes. Special thanks were extended to one of the county’s finest musicians, Angela Renshaw, who is well-known for her unstinting support and training for young people in Cornwall.
This was a special evening for Proper Job who make regular charitable donations to local charities and a representative from the Cornwall Air Ambulance spoke about the work of this charity and received a cheque for £1,000.
This was the second showcase of young talent at Kehelland, which has proved an excellent venue. Another concert is already being planned for the spring of 2016, again hosted by Proper Job.
The packed audience at Kehelland Angela Renshaw and her talented youngsters
The group in action Member Austin Tremain presenting a cheque
for £1000 to a representative of the
Cornwall Air Ambulance