What a top tenor time

TENOR Jason Green brought a packed St Wilfrid’s Church in Bognor to its feet after his moving performance of Bring Him Home from Les Miserables. It was a highlight of a concert given by the Art of Dance and Fitness Adult Choir on Saturday, December 3, in aid of sight-loss charity 4SIGHT and St Wilfrid’s.

There was a varied programme of songs given by the choir under the inspiring direction of Naomi Crossley, a female local version of TV choirmaster Gareth Malone. Jason reached the poignant high notes like a young Alfie Boe and thoroughly deserved his standing ovation!

A few days later my wife and I heard Alfie himself at the brilliant Picturedrome Cinema in Canada Grove, Bognor Regis.

On the way home from St Wilfrid’s we saw a poster advertising Alfie Boe’s Bring Him Home Concert which would be streamed live from the Royal Festival Hall.

For just £5 each we enjoyed the spectacular event in the comfort of our local cinema. What an inspired idea for a delightful and affordable treat.

As we left we were given a flyer detailing other ‘live’ events from such venues at the Royal Opera House and the National Theatre.

This initiative complements their bargain film prices and hopefully is securing its future as an invaluable asset for Bognor and surrounding communities.

Who would now pay Chichester prices?

It is also Picturedrome’s attention to detail and customer service that is so refreshing.

During the interval at the Alfie Boe concert, for example, staff wheeled out an usherette-type trolley filled with a variety of ice-creams.

I was first in the queue for our favourite ginger tubs – just £1 each.

Not bad after a tenor for a fiver. Follow that, Picturedrome!

Stephen Barr

London Road, Bognor Regis