French Soiree 2019

29 Jan

French Soirée 2019 with

Some highlights of an exceptionally entertaining and convivial evening with the magic of great weather, talented participants, delectable food and soul-lifting songs.
Sunday 8th of December 2019, was by far our best soirée where the bar was raised higher by all 4 levels of French Students and their partners in a flower-filled garden with delicious amuse-bouche and champagne circulating while Verushka’s beautiful voice resonated: Jour Un de Louane Emera and A Fleur de toi de Vitaa in the last rays of sunset.

Appealing tables of delectable gourmet dishes admirably catered by our cordon-bleus students were most welcomed by all present. Lively conversations echoed from table to table while food and wine were appreciated. From then onwards, the evening buzzed with various items prepared and executed by our most talented dedicated students.

Paul Verlaine’s melancholic: Mon rêve familier, was brilliantly brought alive by Cecil, followed by a mood-contrasting fun rendition of La Vie en Rose, enthusiastically sung by all and accompanied by our vibrant musicians: Ken and Peter. Fiona and Linley kept the audience riveted by their clear and animated recital of La Fourmi de Robert Desnos ending with a local twist. Les têtes de célébrités – ( celebrity heads) prepared and well-performed by Linda, Chris and Stacia, engaged the audience which was followed by a most enjoyable scénette (skit) – Madame L’ Inspectrice- une scénette comique – which brought much laughter and fun by the clever use of words, props and disguise by our most talented students- Paul, Maggie, Sue, Deb, Val and Ken. Val concluded with aplomb the entertaining part of the evening with a well- known fable of La Fontaine: Le corbeau et le renard.

Our French Soirée wouldn’t be complete without our traditional Christmas French songs; first of which was written by Deb for the Tuesday class: Joyeux Noel – sung with gusto and great clarity by the class, a testimony of talents. The Wednesday class took to the stage with: Chante Noël (Sing Noel, an African Christmas song). All present, joyously joined in to: Vive le vent (Jingle bells), finishing the evening with: Mon beau Sapin (Christmas tree).
Merci beaucoup to all for an admirably fun-filled, soul-lifting, convivial soirée made possible with the dedicated participation of every one, sharing in your incredible talents. Bonne année 2020.


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