Havering’s senior musicians showed youngsters a thing or two when they performed to a packed Queens Theatre foyer last Friday (17 October) at the annual Havering 60+ Musician of the Year Competition.
In the tightest competition for years, First Prize went to a surprised first-time entrant, Denis Maguire, for his classical guitar performance of music by the famous Brazilian composer Villa Lobos.
Saxophonist, Brian Luck, came second with a rendition of Chattanooga Choo Choo, that could only be described as ‘rabble-rousing’, while Third Prize was awarded to songstress, Jean Gibbons, who included ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina’ in her performance.
Trophies were awarded by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Barbara Matthews.
Councillor Melvin Wallace, Cabinet Member for Culture and Community Engagement, said:
“Music is something that has no boundaries, it can touch all of us no matter what age, and those who took part in the competition are an inspiration to us all.”