An evening in Cardinham
On Saturday 21st we returned by invitation to the splendid St Meubred's Parish Church in Cardinham. As the hot summer continued, our jackets and ties were promptly removed following our photo shoot, courtesy of our MD's Father in law, Colin Browning.
Our programme for the evening was 'home grown', in addition to the Choir Singing a varied repertoire of our songs to an appreciative audience, we were treated to solo performances from within our ranks. Colin Arthur, and his friend and Accompanist Mike Jones, sang two great songs, 'Bridge over Troubled Waters', and 'Walk with Me', a firm favourite with all of us in the Choir. Our resident Poet (or as some refer, our 'Bard') also delivered two wonderful poems, 'I'm Some Glad' (penned by a relative of Choir member Mike Tamblyn), and 'All in the Service' by local Poet David Prowse
It is always great to welcome new members to the Choir, and over recent weeks we have seen some new faces at our practice sessions in St Neot Institute (Thursdays 7.30 pm... take note). on this occasion we were very pleased to welcome three members to their first concert with Loveny, Baritone's Ian Olding and Mike Lewis, and in the Bass section, Mike White.
After a rousing rendition of 'Gwahoddiad' with several members of the audience invited to join us, the concert concluded and we crossed the road to the village hall, where members of the church had prepared a wonderful supper for all, which was gratefully received by the Choir.
It was good to see so many stay and join in what was the excellent afterglow sing that followed. A fitting end to a most enjoyable summers evening! Many thanks to Gillian Thomas and the Parishioners of Cardinham for their superb welcome.
Lots of additional thanks.... to our MD Marcus and Accompanist Suzanne for a brilliant job as always. To John Ead our MC who soldiered on despite being confused by all around him. To Colin, Mike Jones and Roger for their wonderful solo 'spots', and to Roger and Owain for ferrying our equipment back and forth. Last but not least, a grateful thanks to Colin Browning for taking the time and trouble to answer our call to provide us with some good photography which could be used for next years Cornwall International Male Choral Festival. Thanks Colin!
Our next outing will be on Thursday 2nd August, when, instead of our normal practice, we will be taking part in the 'Sing Along The River' in Lostwithiel, organised by Emma Mansfield.
The following weekend, why don't you come and join us on Doorstep Green in St Neot for a BBQ and fun afternoon on Saturday 4th from 12.30 pm, with informal singing by the Choir... food will be on sale at reasonable prices, and you are welcome to bring your own wine or beer...or champagne...whatever! We look forward to meeting you there.