A RIGHT ROYAL RECITAL by Ron Smith
“Churches together in Finchley” are a gathering of more that a dozen churches embracing six denominations from every corner of Finchley. It has been around as an organisation under a variety if titles for about 40years, and Christian Aid is one of the many actions.
The songs were sung by Rachel Weston, and Carl Gombrich. The piano soloist, and accompanist was Yukiko Osedo,
The recital started at 6pm approx, after 180 people aged from one year old through to very senior persons, were treated to a delightful programme of songs from Rogers and Hammerstein , Sondheim, Verdi, Gilbert and Sullivan ,and a delightful rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody sung by Rachel and Carl .
Carls version of the Mikado was brilliant, and a thrilling performance of The White Cliffs of Dover by Rachel and Yuki, had most of the audience in full voice, which ended a superb evening.
You can find out more about Rachel Weston at www.rachelwestonsinger.com she is married to Carl Gombrich who is the Director of the Arts and Sciences (BASc) undergraduate degree programme at the University College London (UCL)
Carl has sung in over 30 major operatic roles with various National Companies. He is also on the committee of Friends of Avenue House in Finchley.