On Tuesday evening a packed audience at La Siesta Church, Torrevieja was treated to a fabulous night of music given by Costa Blanca’s new vocal group Lyrical. The group entertained with a programme of music which included everything from Mozart to modern classics and catchy show tunes.
The evening kicked off with the group entering the church singing the haunting melody of Ave Maria and as the choir took their places the soaring harmonies filled the beautiful, little church. The show continued with a medley of songs from Perry Como after which, the host and pianist for the evening, musical director Mr Philip Mitchell, explained to the audience that this was Lyrical’s first public performance after coming together in January 2019.
The audience was then taken on a journey by the group with songs from the stage show Chicago, Lloyd Webber tunes, Doris Day hits and many well-loved classical favourites. After the show the audience and performers took to the gardens of the church where the Chaplaincy had kindly laid on a celebratory supper.
Lyrical is the brain child of Trent Harris and Philip Mitchell who wanted to gather together singers and musicians who just loved performing music from a wide variety of genres. Philip explained to the audience that over the last five months the choir had tried all styles of music from Gregorian Chants, Lady Gaga to Gershwin. They even thought about heavy metal but decided this was a little out of their comfort zone!
Last Tuesday’s programme was a reflection of their diverse musical interests and the audience reaction couldn’t have been better. At the end of the evening Lyrical enjoyed a standing ovation. Their next concert will be on September 22nd at La Capilla de Santa Maria del Mar, La Zenia. – Don’t miss it!
Philip Mitchell - Tel: 620 804 534
Trent Harris - Tel: 650 764 127