Its been too long since any post was made Sorry :(
Last Friday I had the honour of representing the choir at Gill Ellis's funeral. Gill was the widow of a previous MD, John Ellis John was a talented composer and arranger and I had the priviledge of working with him many years ago on a production of Sound of Music which he was MD for All Saints Operatic Society. The show sold out and had to be repeated due to demand for tickets. Unheard of. Gill remained an avid follower of the choir which she still referred to as "John's Choir" Many will miss her. Sincere condolences to the family.
Just because we are unable to gather to rehearse we have not been sitting idle. I have been planning new musical items ready for when we "kick-off", hopefully next year. Russ, from the Bass section has recruited 2, possibly 3 new members during lockdown. There's no stopping him. A lesson for us all No reason not to try and recruit just because we are unable to rehearse.
Talking of rehearsals , the church, following a meeting of the local officials have decided to remain closed both for services and lettings. Once the currrent lockdown is over we "may " be able to plan small gropd to rehearse and we may be able to find a temporary venue. Full Covid Health and Safety assessments will be carried out and guidelines will be strictly followed . Fully understand that not all of you will be comfortable just yet. In due course we will contact all members individually .
Enough for now
Stay well and more importantly "STAY SAFE"
Hope to see you all soon