As a thank you for the care given to him by the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital our quire member Reg asked us to perform a fund raiser towards a MRI Scanner Appeal. The Unitarian Church kindly allowed us to perform in their wonderful building and the hospitals League of Friends put on fantastic refreshments which included great cakes.
The evening was well attended and the audience very appreciative, the quire sang brilliantly and the village band were tighter than ever and were joined by Mike a member of the audience who had come with his violin, Mike's sight reading was spot on and a great addition to the band.
A lot of money is needed for this scanner and the quire was pleased to help.
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 an 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 the Bass line up on the back row.
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.