From strength to strength

It's D day and the Singers have been taking part in a local service to commemorate the 75years since the D Day Landings of WW2. This Saturday we will be performing a concert of WW2 music to continue the celebrations. This will take the same format as our very successful Armistice Concert in November 2017, when many of the audience and choir were in tears as they remembered all of the brave men and women who served during the Great War. We return to the use of a presentation that accompanies the music and some very memorable pictures, readings and of course singing.

It has been a memorable season to date. Following my time spent in hospital and then convalescing, but the choir was admirable led by our Assistant Musical Director, Heather Gledhill, I returned to the podium for the Second Hymns for All on 6th April. A concert of favourite hymns and a new selection of sacred pieces for the choir. We even attempted the Hallelujah Chorus! Members were also invited to perform Bob Chilcott's Little Jazz Mass at St.Mary's Church, Banbury at the final service service of the departing Vicar. Hard work, but a very rewarding outcome.

Our charity for 2019 is The Banbury Samaritans and our main fund raising concert (including supper) will be at Cherwell Edge Golf Club on 10th July. The programme includes some of our favourite songs from the last two years.

We have again welcomed new members and at the last count we were 36. This is tremendous and I look forward to working with everyone at the ongoing performances.

Happy Singing!

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