WHEN you go to a Sirens concert, you know you are going to enjoy it, and that you will be treated to a slick performance of wonderful music.

On Thursday the ladies - Diana Sharp (soprano), Dawn Foxall (mezzo) and Janine Smith (piano) as always gave an excellent performance, with duets and solos, beginning with Chanson Boheme and the Habanera from Carmen.

Resplendent in red, they sang This Portrait Alone from The Marriage of Figaro to posters of David Beckham and Robbie Williams, and included the wonderful Flower Duet from Lakme, always a favourite.

Diana gave a superlative performance of Rusalka's Song to the Moon by Dvorak, and I was delighted when Dawn sang Where Corals Lie from Elgar's Sea Pictures which we hear far too seldom.

Janine's first half solo was Prelude in D Major by Rachmaninov, and in the second half Gershwin's Three Preludes, as always giving an expressive performance - she really is a brilliant pianist.

The ladies sang songs by Tippett, including How Shall I Cherish and Steal Away from A Child of our Time, and now wearing top hat and tails entertained with a medley of Gershwin numbers, and Irving Berlin's Let's Face the Music, even adding a little dance.

They ended the programme proper with A Boy Like That from West Side Story which they sing so well, with such emotion, and to the delight of their audience, sang Rossini's glorious Cat Duet, as an encore, which evoked much mirth. VJS