Spring term 2023 review

A term of friendship

This term, not ending with a concert, we were able to enjoy a few different events in our calendar. As a whole, the term echoed our current friendship theme and the variety of activities was well balanced.

A fish and chip social evening on a February night with a fantastic quiz was once again organised by Susan Bennett and the quiz put together by Joy Edgell. A great chance to chat to some members from other voice parts too. Thanks to you both for a great evening but sadly an unimproved knowledge of poetry!

Julie ran a well attended workshop featuring one of our selected pieces for our friendship themed concert this summer, ‘All The Way Home’ a Sarah Quartel piece from our new songbook and another piece from the same book, ‘My Child’ which was new to us all. We had 5 or 6 guests joining us and broke for cake and a coffee partway through the evening..

The workshops are enjoyed as a change and a different learning experience for us in their own right, so having 1 or 2 new members joining as a result is a wonderful bonus. ‘All The Way Home’ is a beautiful calming piece of music with wonderful harmonies, which reflects the sentiment of the lyrics about friendship within a women’s choir and all that it brings.

We were able to perform at the end of term, as we had an invitation to sing at Charrington Manor Care Home, in West Byfleet, where, our member, Brenda’s husband is a resident. We sang several pieces that we will be performing at our summer friendship concert and a few well chosen golden oldies that people were familiar with.

Everyone was encouraged to join in, and the residents were singing and tapping along with us. Again, we enjoyed refreshments, provided by the home, and it was another event of caring and friendship as we supported the residents in a joyful afternoon.

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