Concert for Brooke was a hit

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CARNOUSTIE was treated to an evening of Franco-Scottish music this week thanks to a choir from their twin town.

On Tuesday at St Anne’s Church the Maule Choir joined with their Carnoustie Choir counterparts to put on a concert for Brooke Ramsay, the seven-year-old Carnoustie girl who suffers from cerebral palsy.

Entry was by donation, and through the generosity of the audience more than £400 was raised which will go to Brooke’s Dream, the fund which will support Brooke’s after-care treatment.

The Carnoustie Choir was, as ever, on fine form and the absence of Blazin’ Brass, while always missed, this time meant the full focus of the audience was on the excellent vocal talent on show.

The iodomatic musical style of the French singers was an eye opener. Their pieces were almost entirely a cappella and were technically very interesting and challenging.

As a result they concentrated on the 16th century chanson composers and their Baroque successors to great success.

A particular delight was the French version of ‘Raindrops keep falling on my head’.