Thank You

22 Feb

Thank you, everyone, for your good wishes this week. It’s a thrill to know how many friends I have, in the real and virtual worlds. I intend to respond to you all but this has been a manic week for me – although, these days, when is it not?

Image result for the music man

I wanted to take a minute to share a video with you. As you know, Alex has sung with Sheffield University Broadway Orchestra many times, performing lost (though presumably found by the time they get to him) and forgotten (though presumably remembered etc., etc.) songs, some of which he was the first person ever to sing, or the first person in Britain ever to sing, for as many as eighty years.

On Sunday, he will sing in what will probably be his last Broadway concert, as he graduates this year.  




Sorry, I needed a moment there. I have LOVED these concerts. Apart from The Tree of War (obviously), they have been my favourite shows to watch. They are fabulous.

The show is composed of songs from The Music Man, in honour of its sixtieth birthday. I had thought that they are not lost or forgotten but the website says the show includes ten songs cut from the original. Either way, they are rarely performed these days so, if you are in the Sheffield area on Sunday night, why not pop along? Here’s a link: The Music Man

To whet your appetite, here’s a snippet from rehearsal. Alex is singing with his regular collaborator, Debra Finch.

11 Responses to “Thank You”

  1. Al February 22, 2018 at 14:20 #

    Belt it out Alex! Nice job. I can understand the tears, Tilly, but you both have raised a wonderful young man who will bring you great joy for many years to come. Congratulations.

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  2. catterel February 22, 2018 at 17:14 #

    Great to see this – and don’t hold back on being a proud mum, you’ve every reason to be.

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  3. Elaine - I used to be indecisive February 22, 2018 at 18:19 #

    I’m going to miss Alex’s wonderful performances – unless of course he is destined for a life of music and song, which you can continue to share with us. 🙂

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  4. slpmartin February 22, 2018 at 18:27 #

    My the years have indeed speed by….graduating? Oh my…one us is getting old…hmm Thanks for sharing!


  5. Debra February 23, 2018 at 07:03 #

    I loved this video! Alex is so talented and I just have to ask what he plans to do with this talent post graduation? I hope he’ll find another outlet that continues developing his abilities…I also wish I lived close enough to attend this concert! I know how proud of him you are, and I’m happy to have been able to hear this snippet of performance!

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  6. beeblu April 2, 2018 at 04:31 #

    What is Alex going to do after graduation? Is he going to stay in the world of theatre?


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