Friday, 20 October 2017

Wellington Festival

The hard work paid off! The quire performed for an hour and a half to a respectable sized audience on a wet Autumnal Wednesday evening and they were appreciative crowd shouting 'Shame and Ahhh' when we announced we were about to sing our last tune. Sadly like 'The Musical Lovers' we had no encore.

The Village Band also performed several pieces from the John Moore song book and had the audience clapping along, there was even talk of dancing.

We made a recording of the whole evening and I have to say I have enjoyed listening to it twice in 24 hours, good to hear the whole quire from front of house rather than from my usual position in Bass line up on the back row.

All Saints Church Wellington.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Almost Perfection

Sunday Bryan, the music director, sorted all the wrinkles we had at St John's Methodist Church.
The quire is now all ready for The Wellington Festival.

Tea and cake were well earned.

Band also sorted and Peter playing all the introductions to the pieces helped with the timing. 

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Harvest Moon

After a week of Harvest Moons the quire entertained the good people of St Johns on a wet evening before sitting down to a harvest supper.

The Quire sang the program that will be used at the Wellington Festival in a weeks time,
there are a few wrinkles to be ironed out at the rehearsal next weekend but overall all went well. 

The Harvest Supper was great! Thank you St Johns.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Dotting the i's and crossing the t's

The quires last chance to get the music spot on before the St Johns performance, some members were still on holiday and we will have only one tenor at St Johns but all will be OK on the night, of this we are assured by our director of music.

The band was grouped as for the performance and played very well, unfortunately our accordion player had to leave early so the sound was a little thin.

Tea and Cake, need you ask?

Only one tenor! what's the betting he will still be asked to sing a little quieter, so no worries there.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Was it us?

Another great rehearsal to polish our numbers for the forthcoming gigs. Helped along by the usual irresistible cake.

At the start of the rehearsal the sun was out and it promised a warm summer afternoon, by the end it was wet and dreary like an autumn Sunday, trust it was not down to the quire's singing.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Fire and Brimstone

On one of Britain's hottest days the Quire sweltered their way through numerous tunes. A depleted  tenor and soprano section, two in each, a strong alto and bass section had us all working hard to either be loud or quiet.

Tea and cake were very welcome.

No band this week as many were away.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Harmonious Sunday

New songs new tunes, lots of fun and of course wonderful harmonies at today's rehearsal.

The band played two new tunes ready for the Wellington Festival.

Tea and Cake? As always.