Members of the Clacton and North East Essex Arts & Literary Society were entertained for the last time this season by Anthony Stuart Lloyd, an astonishingly good Baritone, who introduced himself to the audience as coming from a quaint tiny fishing village called Cardiff!! Accompanied by pianist, Alexander Abbott, he opened with ‘Man of La Mancha’ and went on to sing ‘Edelweiss’, encouraging a very willing audience to join in. Interspersed with piano solos from Alexander, Anthony performed with wit and showed how talented he is by varying his programme with songs from ‘My Fair Lady’ – ‘Get me to the Church’, ‘South Pacific’ and ‘Les Miserables’. Anthony has a wonderful voice and a personality to match. Throughout the evening he told humorous anecdotes and gave some beautiful renderings from many popular operas, having explained the storyline first. The members loved him and he was literally forced to do a couple of encores – running way over time. This was not the first visit Anthony has made to our Society and I’m sure it won’t be the last.
March 6th – To close the season we present Welsh Baritone ANTHONY STUART LLOYD. Having studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, the Welsh National Opera cast in him in several principal roles and has appeared in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as Jacob. Anthony will be accompanied by pianist Alexander Abbott. Sponsored by Boydens/J V Story (Estate Agents) Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea and Colchester