27 March 2019
The choir has decided to give all contributions for refreshments at the Spring concert to the Motor Neurone Disease Association in memory of Muriel Clarke, a founder member of the choir who died recently. Donations at her funeral went to the Association in memory of her father, Reginald, as she had requested. So, the choir feels that this is a fitting way to honour her memory and her contribution to the choir’s development.
Meanwhile, we are honing our performance for the concert. Last night specialist coaching by a staff member from the College of Music renewed our confidence in negotiating the French of Vieille Prière Bouddhique by Lili Boulanger – and revealed some vowel sounds we didn’t know existed.
7 March 2019
As we head into the final rehearsals for our Spring Concert on 9 April, we are excited that a dozen new members have joined us since the New Year. The latest recruit turned up last night, a very welcome additional bass. After joining us through the rehearsal, Andrew left with a CD of the bass part that another new member offered him.