More than 200 were entertained at a charity group’s fundraising concert.
The sell-out event, called African Dream, was organised by the Rutland and Melton Cancer Support Group and held at the Victoria Hall in Oakham.
The show was centred around a performance from The Rejuvenating Choir and scores of people from across the area turned out, including the Lord Lieutenant of Rutland Dr Laurence Howard, the High Sheriff Trish Ruddle and the mayors of Oakham, Uppingham and Melton.
The choir put on a host of African songs and refrains, ranging from the lilting strains of lullabies through to foot-stomping protest songs.
John Ross, joint chairman of the group, said “It couldn’t have gone better, and we are thrilled at the high turnout. We are so grateful to the choir for their help in raising our funds and profile in this way.”
The group is counting up the total amount raised.