Staff at Poppins Restaurant in Weybridge were in for a musical surprise on Saturday when South African youth choir, Pro Cantu, treated them to an impromptu performance as a thank you for their hospitality.
The sixty-three youngsters aged between 14 and 25 had popped in for their tea before their concert that evening at Christ the Prince of Peace Church in Weybridge, when they launched into song, much to the delight and amazement of the restaurant owners. Sev, whose parents own the restaurant said that she and her brother were moved to tears by the beautiful African song. ‘We knew that they would be good, but we were gobsmacked - they were phenomenal! We'd have them back again!'
As part of a European tour which has included performances at Bath Abbey and Salisbury Cathedral, this special charity concert was arranged by Elmbridge Music whose members hosted the young choristers. "We feel so privileged to have had Pro Cantu visit us and perform a concert in aid of our Musical Grants scheme. The choir is absolutely amazing and the talented youngsters were a joy to hear as well as to host," says Cliff van Tonder, CEO and founder of Elmbridge Music. "Thanks must go to the Church and St Charles Borromeo Primary School for their invaluable help in staging the concert, and to Poppins Restaurant for giving us exclusive use of their restaurant on Saturday and for looking after us so well. We hope they enjoyed their free show!"