Margaret Bamford’s grandson and talented conductor, Matthew Bamford, created a special programme for the evening which took place at Christ Church in Grafton Road on Saturday 16 November. It was attended by more than 130 people, including the High Sheriff of West Sussex, Mrs Davina Irwin-Clark and Mayor of Worthing, Cllr Hazel Thorpe.
The concert, titled ‘Shining Night’, featured a cappella choral masterpieces reflecting the hours from dusk to dawn – and ranged from works by Vaughan Williams, Rachmaninoff and Brahms to an encore with Lionel Ritchie’s ‘All Night Long’.
Margaret Bamford said: “I am proud to be a Patron of St Barnabas House, and it’s inspiring to see how staff and volunteers do so much to support so many people with life-limiting illnesses. I was thrilled and very proud that Matthew agreed to arrange this concert – it was a very special evening indeed.”
The Invicta Voices choir was formed in 2014 by Matthew and fellow students while studying at the University of Kent. The singers now come from all walks of life and include teachers, lawyers, financiers and film producers; they share a passion for music and choral singing. The choir has enjoyed some unique opportunities, including performances at the House of Lords and Canterbury Cathedral.