The White Harmony concert.
MUSICTHE coming together of a male barbershop chorus and an Island charity was celebrated at a concert.
Wight Harmony, celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, chose Haylands Farm, near Ryde, as its charity soon after its formation in 1977.
To date, the choir has raised more than £35,000 for the charity.
A concert at Medina Theatre on Saturday told the story of how the two came together through a series of plays, performed by Wight Harmony members, who also provided the musical backdrop throughout.
The plays featured students of First Act 2011, a charitable social enterprise, based at Shanklin Theatre for people with learning difficulties. Wight Satin ladies’ barbershop and the Unity Stompers jazz band also performed.
Wight Harmony chairman David Acheson presented Charles Cook, the manager of Haylands Farm, with a £3,000 cheque, the proceeds of collections from the chorus’s performances during the past year.
The concert finished with all the performers on stage, singing the traditional barbershop singers’ closing song, Let’s Get Together Again.
Wight Harmony’s Dave Vodden said: "The concert was well attended and enjoyed by all, so it was a great success for performers, Haylands Farm and the rest of the audience."