It's hard to imagine that we are already in August and enjoying our summer break from weekly practice sessions. After two of the strangest summers that most of us can recall, it has been fabulous to get back to doing all that we love this year - well at least, all we could physically fit in! Our choir has so enjoyed getting back to performance haunts of times past, starting with Kingsbury Episcopi May Festival - and what a beautiful day we had for our sing at Kingsbury Episcopi Methodist Church - welcomed by the lovely Edwin Gutteridge.
Spring & Summer 2023
And here are our Sops and Altos lining up - with Karolina explaining that the gap in the front row is because I am taking the photograph! We had a most enthusiastic audience for our late afternoon sing, with a full set of songs that our Musical Director, Pete Linnett, has been taking us through out paces on during our spring and summer practice sessions.
And here are most of our tenors and basses, looking equally happy in our 'brights' - a perfect choice of clothing colour for such a joyous occasion. Our set included songs from a range of world cultures and included Eriskay Love Lilt, Midnight Special, Hlonolofatsa and Heke Hau. Even better, many of us got to perform all of these again a few weeks later with Pete's 'Meeting Voices' Choir at the South Petherton Folk Festival - on a equally bright and happy day.
With so much on offer to do again this summer, many members have taken a week or two out from practices to go off on their travels. Alto Karolina, was the choir's stalwart this year, attending every practice session right up to a few days before daughter Ava was born! Missing one practice only, she even came to our final end of term session and we loved meeting our youngest member yet!
We wish everyone a happy summer and lots of fun until we start our practice sessions again on Monday 18th September. We are looking forward to welcoming new members this autumn and we offer a free taster session - so please do pop us an email should you fancy coming to try us out!