MUSIC at HeART (sponsored by WEOS) welcomed guest artiste Daniel Watt from Shropshire to perform the club’s May concert and a wide range of music made for a very enjoyable evening.

Daniel opened with the theme from Raiders of the Lost Ark, followed by Somewhere from West Side Story and continued with a wide range of music throughout the first half. The variations included Smile (composed by none other than Charlie Chaplin), music from The Lion King and a couple of ABBA hits – Slipping Through My Fingers and Dancing Queen.

By way of contrast, and as memories of a certain 70s bread advertisement came to mind – featuring a young lad pushing his bike up Gold Hill in Shaftesbury – Dvorak’s New World Symphony was performed. 

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Fans of the Carpenters would have enjoyed For All We Know, whilst lovers of ballroom dancing must have recognised the Cha Cha rhythm of Doris Day’s Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps.   

The second half commenced with Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik before moving to the 60s with Cilla Black’s You’re My World, to the 70s with the ELO hit Mr Blue Sky and the 80s for Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up. Daniel then introduced a song titled Rasputin, recorded by Boney M, before playing Red Roses for a Blue Lady in the style of the Bert Kaempfert Orchestra and Danke Schoen – a tune composed by Kaempfert.

The Moody Blues hit, Nights in White Satin – a song written by the band's lead singer and guitarist Justin Hayward – was next in the programme, followed by the samba Mas Que Nada (Sérgio Mendes). To conclude the concert Daniel performed the popular and compelling Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni), whilst The Rhythm of Life (Sammy Davis Jr.), from the musical ‘Sweet Charity, was selected for the customary encore.  

Information about the monthly concerts can be found on the club's comprehensive website