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PUBLISHED: 12:10 11 September 2009 | UPDATED: 12:03 06 July 2010

On September 2 a programme compiled by Coral Collins called Shall We Dance was presented on her behalf by Terry Hepworth. The terpsichorean delights included Shall We Dance, featuring Julie Andrews and Ben Kingsley, and the March of the Siamese Children, from The King and I, played by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conductor John Mauceri.

On September 2 a programme compiled by Coral Collins called Shall We Dance was presented on her behalf by Terry Hepworth. The terpsichorean delights included Shall We Dance, featuring Julie Andrews and Ben Kingsley, and the March of the Siamese Children, from The King and I, played by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conductor John Mauceri. Then a sequence of Invitation to the Dance, by Weber, the Waltz, from Faust by Gounod, the Waltz from Eugene Onegin, and the Waltz from Sleeping Beauty, both by Tchaikovsky. Next came extracts from the Gayaneh Suite, by Aram Khatchaturian, including the Sabre Dance, Dawn and Ayshea's Dance and Dance of the Rose Maidens, played by the London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Stanley Black. Less familiar dances by Hans Lumbye followed with the Amelie Waltz, the Final Galop from the ballet The Guard of Amager and the Helgo Polka Mazurka, played by the Odense Symphony Orchestra, conductor Peter Guth. Smetna featured next with his Dance of the Comedians, from the Bartered Bride, followed by Gluck's Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orpheus and Euridice, played by the London Promenade Orchestra, conductor Charles Gerhadt. The programme concluded with Rossini's Dances from William Tell, played by the RCA Italiana Orchestra, conductor Rene Lehowitz. On Wednesday Jim Russell will present a programme called '1685 And All That' in the upper room of the United Reformed Church, at 7.30pm. Website www.thefrms.co.uk/lowesft.htm.

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