Annual Pop Concert lights up “Theatre in the Woods”!

On Friday 21st June, “Theatre in the Woods” came alive with an eclectic mix of music and vibrant performances for the annual Pop Concert. The event featured an impressive lineup of talented musicians, ensuring a night to remember for all in attendance. Here’s a detailed look at the setlist that had everyone dancing, singing, and enjoying the unforgettable atmosphere. 

The night began with a heartfelt rendition of See You Again by Jemima T and Eduvie O, supported by Milan H, Benny S, Timothei F the brass section. Following this, Empire State of Mind saw the addition of Heidi W and OG Jethro Holmes to the stage, along with the brass, creating a powerful and harmonious soundscape. 

Albert W then took the lead on Hotline Bling, bringing a unique twist to the popular hit, followed by Michelle W’s energetic performance of Rock Your Body with full instrumental support, including guitar and brass. Naomi H-S’s Unwritten had the crowd singing along, with Benny S, Timothei, and Milan H providing solid backing. 

Emily M’s touching Time After Time slowed things down, allowing for a moment of reflection before Olga B to the stage with an electrifying rendition of Material Girl, which saw the full ensemble, including Jimmy T and Jethro, back on stage. Sergio S’s medley of Twist and Shout got everyone moving again, with enthusiastic backing vocals and instrumentals. 

Ilana B’s hauntingly beautiful My Future and Zinnia-Claire B’s When the Party’s Over continued to showcase the diverse range of talent. Limony A, with the indie band lineup, delivered an energetic Where Is My Mind and followed up with a punk-infused American Idiot. 

The first set concluded with Tamsin S’s smooth performance of What You Won’t Do for Love and Pullo W’s lively Mambo Number 5, both performances highlighting the versatility and breadth of the night’s musical acts. 

The second set kicked off with Jimmy T’s dynamic Let’s Dance, featuring Heidi W, Eduvie O, Charlie P and Timothei F on percussion, Jethro shredding on guitar, and the brass section. The energy remained high with the En Vogue classic Don’t Let Go, performed by Jemima T, Michelle W, and Tamsin S supported by a full ensemble. 

Rory R’s Careless Whisper brought a nostalgic touch, with exquisite contributions from Heidi W, Charlie P, Eduvie O, Jethro, and Henry J. Another highlight was the stirring rendition of Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, performed by Rory Ri, Milan H, Charlie P, Eduvie O, Jimmy T, and Heidi W. 

The seamless transitions continued with Heidi W’s solo on Stay, Milan H accompanying on piano, creating a beautifully intimate moment. Alma D R and Angelika J then took the stage for a spirited Rumour Has It, joined by Josh K, Charlie P and Jimmy T. 

Ruby S’s performances of Dog Days Are Over and Four Five Seconds, supported by Charlie P, Josh K, Jimmy T, and Inez C kept the momentum going. Reva S’s Suddenly I See, and Larkin As Tainted Love added further variety and flair. 

The night shifted gears as the Rock Band took over, with Jimmy T’s keys leading Alright, followed by energetic renditions of All the Small Things and Say It Ain’t So with Eduvie O. Parklife, featuring Jimmy T on keys, Spike C, and Freddie G rounded off the rock set. 

As the night drew to a close, the audience was treated to a mesmerizing outro with M83, leaving everyone with lasting memories of a truly special evening. 

The Pop Concert in the Theatre in the Woods concert was a remarkable showcase of musical talent and diversity.