Kenilworth: Course Open.
The 2017 St Valentine's Day Dinner went with a swing with entertainment from pianist and sometime singer Lincoln Noel. Sixty six members and guests enjoyed a sumptuous dinner with excellent service while Lincoln played a variety of pieces to provide background music. With music from variety shows, from musicals, wartime favourites and even music from the charts (albeit quite a while ago) Lincoln played continuously from 7 o clock as the guests ate and chatted.
Once the meal had finished and been cleared away Lincoln took a more active lead in interacting with his audience. Although he had previously played before Princess Anne in his role as a principal concert performer for the Council for Music in Hospitals Lincoln tweeted before his evening at the club "A brand new environment for me; I think I'm nervous attending Valentine's dinner at Kenilworth Golf Club" but his nerves didn't show as he spoke, played, sang and conducted the attendees. He even got us waving our arms in the air and shouting "Yeah Man" as he sang "The bare necessities". He played throughout without any music - both his planned programme and requests from the audience. He even played some excerpts from some classical concertos. He segued neatly from Tchaikovsky to Rachmaninov before playing Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata - all from memory.
There was a bit of dancing - led by the captains - but overall it was a chatting and listening evening - a very successful one.
|Lincoln Noel||The captains led the dancing|