Swing into Christmas
The proceeds will go to the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund
After fifteen months with live entertainment CESW is promoting this concert to give its members and supporters a chance to come together to both support a very good cause, Pancreatic Cancer, and have a much needed evening out.
The charity was chosen by CESW CEO, Andrew Carpenter, who lost a good friend to pancreatic cancer in early March. Sue Pomeroy was a giant of the amateur musical theatre scene in Somerset and a personal friend of Andrew.
When Andrew and Tom were arranging this concert they could think of no better charity to support especially as the venue is Bridgwater where Sue spent over 50 years in amateur musical theatre. The concert will feature CESW Membership Manager, Tom Carpenter once of The Voice, and local Girl Band The Vixens.
With supper (Sandwiches, wraps & crisps) : £15
Without supper: £10
The Vixens are a six piece vocal group based in Bridgwater with repertoire ranging from Motown to Musical Theatre, and a bit of everything in between. The group specialises in close harmony vocals.
Having formed in February 2020 with big dreams and high hopes of a year full of shows and performances, the girls had to take to social media to debut their work after rehearsals were cut short and all events cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Roll on nearly 18 months, and the girls are so excited to be able to be back out performing and showcasing their work and talents under the Musical Direction of member, Jessica Gardener.
Kirby has been performing since a young age, in the local Bridgwater Carnival Concerts and numerous theatre schools. She is heavily involved with the Bridgwater Operatics Society as a performer and committee member and for the last 3 years, has been a member of BLOC productions who are based in Bristol, and stage their productions at the Bristol Hippodrome. Kirby is also a singer in the Bridgwater based band ‘The Jukeboxers’.
Liv is 20 years old, the baby of the group. Dancing has been a major part of all her life but with singing being a fairly new interest, she is very proud and excited to be a part of The Vixens. She cannot wait to add a bit of her dancer flair to the group!
Paige has been performing locally since a very young age, most notably as a member of Acts Theatre School and the Bridgwater Operatic Society. She has also been lucky enough to perform in many famous theatres around the UK and internationally, with performances at Disneyland Paris, Epcot in Walt Disney World and Universal Studios in Florida. Paige is also an assistant at Somerstage Musical Theatre School at the McMillan Theatre.
Jess has been performing locally since the age of 4. Firstly joining the Julia Mcdonald Dance Company who perform in the annual Bridgwater Carnival Concerts, then becoming a part of ACTS Theatre School and 21st Century Productions, taking on many roles throughout a range of musical theatre performances.
The Vixens’s Musical Director Jess has been performing in the local area from a young age. She recently completed her studies at Italia Conti Academy where she was the Assistant Musical Director for their 3rd year production. She is now a Performing Arts Assistant at The King Alfreds Secondary School and the newest member of Bridgwater based band ‘The Jukeboxers’.
Chloe is 26 and has lived in Bridgwater her whole life. She’s been performing with various theatre groups in the local area since the age of 11, including ACTS, The JH Variety Performers, YMTC and BOS. She’s also a singer in local band – ‘The Jukeboxers’ with fellow Vixens Jess and Kirby.