There was standing room only in Freeland Village Hall on Sunday 4th December for
the WOL (West Oxfordshire Learners) and WOW (West Oxfordshire Winds) afternoon concerts.
WOL commenced proceedings with 4 varied and engaging pieces ranging from Holst's
Jupiter from The Planets Suite to 'Let It Go' from Frozen. There was much toe tapping
and many smiles in the audience who then showed their appreciation with rapturous
applause at the end.
WOW followed with a fine repertoire of eight pieces which spanned over 250 years
of music. The miscellany of pieces were performed with great enthusiasm, and the
use of dynamics brought atmosphere and emotion to the occasion. Each section of
the band had an opportunity to shine through the huge variety of musical challenges.
The final piece, 'Happy', seemed very appropriate as the audience joined the performers
in showing their appreciation to Wendy Marks, the conductor and organiser of both
Afterwards the performers and audience enjoyed drinks and cakes before returning