The Choir had two great outdoor sings in November
The first one in Edwinstowe at the turning on of the Christmas Lights comprised of a good number of Christmas Carols, all sung A Cappella as Carol singing used to be in the great outdoors. Edwinstowe High Street was full of stalls, a lot of them charity stalls and hundreds of people walking up and down spending lots of money, but many stopped to listen to us and even join in. We were a welcome addition to the general ambience of the event. A lot of dedicated people work very hard to make sure of the seamless success that it is.
The second sing at Thoresby Hall Courtyard was a little more ambitious music-wise as we had the keyboard with Janet our accompianist.
Again there was a good crowd of folk to listen to us and spontaneous applause after each song. The weather stayed dry, in fact a very enthusiastic sun ensured that all singers except Ash had squinty faces. Heaven knows how Photographs of the day must have looked. I suspect we all (except Ash who had his back to the sun) must have resembled a collection of folk gurning. (Google it.)
Vera did a stirling job on the Bells despite having driven from Newark with her scooter!. What a trooper!
I think we all enjoyed our trips out. Our aim is to put our training to good use and entertain people and this I think we achieved.
Ash declared we had done well and was a happy bunny. Job done then.