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Concert Tribute for Peter Moreton (1927-2010)
The life of Peter Moreton, who died last November, was commemorated with a tribute concert on 22 January.
A Celebration in Words and Music, attended by over 300 people, was organised by the Rotary Club of Nene Valley and performed in the Northampton School for Girlsí Spinney Theatre.
The afternoon included small group jazz from the John Dunmore Blues Band and the Dave Barry Band led by Dave Chard. Graham Dentís Trio, with vocalist Tony Rundle, performed in the theatre foyer.
The Northampton Music and Performing Arts Service offered performances from three groups: the String Symphonia, consisting of 24 string players, performed Sibeliusí Andante Festivo and a movement from Elgarís Serenade for Strings; the Small Guitar Group, formed of 12 acoustic guitarists, provided three bossa novas, including The Girl from Ipanema; and the Youth Saxophone Choir, an unusual group of 12 musicians playing the six members of the saxophone family, performed two eclectic pieces.
The Northampton School for Boys Big Band, conductor Barrie Johnson, gave a stunning performance for the final sets of the afternoon, including a notable rendition of a number by the great jazz bassist, Charlie Mingus. The standard was truly exceptional.
Several speakers shared personal memories of Peter. He was president of the Rotary Club of Nene Valley Branch in 1980/81 and was also a vice-president of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Musicians.
The event was an enjoyable, well-organised, and fitting celebration of Peterís life.
The Gayton Jazz Appreciation Society