Well, what a treat seeing so many friends once again and making music together. It was great to be able to do this after so long. What a sound we made, all good, I assure you, and we sang through five songs: Proud Mary, A Transport of Delight, Stand by Me with our soloist Robert, Don't Stop Believing and our old favourite Bus Stop. These we are preparing for the virtual Bus Awards on 23 September - we're being filmed a couple of days before that. I know not all members are available for these rehearsals and that's fine but please do look at the tracks on the webpage.
Many thanks to Michael for loading these on, as we will be using these, probably, in our future concert in early 2022. The next performances for the choir will be for Christmas and I will send the music out after the 21st September so look out for this. Ralph is preparing the MP3s for us and hopefully these will be up on the Web Page soon.
So as I said it was great to see many of you today and I look forward to seeing you all in due course. Take care, stay safe and keep singing.
And our webmaster can't resist posting the picture below - such a seasonal message!
PS - Bob's previous blog has vanished from the website so here it is again:
Well I thought it was about time we had a bit of a blog so here goes. I hope that you’ve been able to get some down time and relax, rest and if possible get away for a change of scenery. I managed a couple of days away in Yorkshire, I think the term 'fairly bracing' sums up the weather for the majority of the time we were away; however, it was dry and the scenery was beautiful.
I hope and pray you are all doing well and staying safe and sane, I do believe there is light at the end of the tunnel so much so we have booked our rehearsal rooms from 11 September where we can get together to join our voices and raise our wonderful sound once again.
A massive thanks to Merel and Michael for continuing to facilitate our on line rehearsals which have been enjoyable and fun to meet up and chat and sing etc together, the last of which we hope will be on 7 September which will allows us the opportunity to go through the plans for this term: please do join us.
I appreciate that we now have a different way of working with our working lives being shared between the office and home and that the days we work will change which is why we have put in more Saturdays to help. We have also extended our Tuesday to a 90 min session to make it worth while travelling in, we will keep this under review and if it's not working we can change it.
So please keep an eye out for the updates on the Web page and by email, hopefully I'll be sending out the list of the music we are singing this term; mostly this will be music you should already have but if not I can, as needed, send out music to you.
We will also be holding our AGM this term possibly in November.