Queen’s birthday celebration

This year has already seen many birthday celebrations and parties for HM Queen Elizabeth II’s 80th birthday, and on September 22, Faith in Music will present Last Night of the Proms at St Luke’s Church to help the Queen of England celebrate her special year. The concert will begin promptly at 6pm in the presence of John Buck, the British Ambassador to Portugal.

Nigel Gaze, playing the piano and organ, will be accompanied by Auke Kempkes on bass, and vocals will be supplied by Alma Meszticzki, supported by the Ynysybwl Welsh Ladies Choir. Entry to the concert is 10 euros and for the performance, followed by dinner at the French restaurant adjacent to the church at 8pm, the price is 20 euros.

To book your place, call in at either the Griffin Bookshop in Almancil, Riverside Medical Centre in Santa Bárbara, Algarve Book Cellar Bookshop in Carvoeiro, The Resident office in Lagoa or the Monte da Palhagueira Nursing Home reception. St Luke’s Church is located in Monte da Palhagueira, Gorjões.

If you miss the first performance, there will be a similar concert in the Nossa Senhora de Fátima Church in Luz on September 23 at 7pm. A variety of songs will be featured in English and Portuguese. For more information and reservations for this second concert call 282 788 181 or 282 789 929.