This great group of singers who ‘will never walk alone’

The June Baker Singers on song at their concert in  Longridge Civic Hall
The June Baker Singers on song at their concert in Longridge Civic Hall

The well-known music leader June Baker and 52 of her combined choirs from the Garstang and Longridge area entertained an appreciative audience at the annual June Baker Concert in Longrudge Civic Hall.

This was the seventh year running that June and her singers performed this concert as a fundraising evening for the Longridge branch of the Brittle Bone Society.

In true style, the audience was entertained with a wide variety of well known songs, plus solos, duets and a comedy monologue repeated by Ann.

This was given by special request and concerned the creation of a wedding cake with various ingredients, the main one being a bottle of whisky!

A raffle was a popular part of the interval and the concert’s second half continued with more well known songs from the stage shows.

The audience then joined in with the popular song You’ll Never Walk Alone followed by the group’s unusual comedy version of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

The evening was concluded with a rousing version of The Holy City in which everyone joined with great enthusiasm.

Chairman of Longridge branch of the Brittle Bone Society, Gertie Farmery, thanked June plus her singers, the helpers and supporters, and presented her with gifts as a token of appreciation.

The amount raised by the concert was £791, which was topped up to £801 by a generous supporter, who had attended every concert since the first one in 2007.

The Longridge charity was formed in 1973 .

It has so far raised more than £100,000 for the national society, which depends solely on donations.