A Touch of Tango

July 2016

It was a cold wet night in Willunga but a good crowd turned up for this, our second event for the year, in the new and improved Willunga Show Hall.

 

The ever urbane Peter Colling compered the concert, though he was still recovering from illness.

 

In the first half  internationally renowned Zephyr Quartet - a classic string quartet comprising two violins, viola and cello - performed their own arrangements of Syrian, Macedonian, Mexican and Jewish folk songs, plus several of their own compositions.

 

 

In the second half they were joined by accordion player Gareth Chin to accompany Andrew and Adrienne Gill, renowned tango dancers for a beautiful set of dance set.

 

     

 

They then performed a haunting final piece of their own and were rewarded with a standing ovation.

 

Though it was cold outside we warmed the hall well with the two 'jet engines' and the theatre lighting provided by Dave McDonald gave a warm and friendly glow.

 

We played tango music at the end of the concert, with several couples responding with spirited dancing.