Almost December and a cold evening saw the quire performing at All Saints Church Broseley. The first half was a selection of West Gallery Songs and Tunes the second half Christmas, early I know, but as always quire members sang them with enthusiasm.
The Village Band played well.
Bryan our leader looking to the heavens, either for divine inspiration or retribution.
The Quire in the church at Croft Photo by Ian West
A day at Croft Castle with only two quire members unable to make it through one of the wettest starts to a day this year. Our singing did bring out the sun and a wonderful light on which to end the day.
The church at Croft
The quire performed three songs and a band tune every hour in the castles Blue Room, what a wonderful venue.
Performing in the Blue Room
the Village Band, what happened to Reg?
More photos by SEB can be seen by clicking on link below.
On an unusually hot traditional English June Summer afternoon and evening the quire performed at Englesea Brook Chapel to a good sized audience.
|Cream Teas were served on the lawn before the concert and cupa teas after, wonderful, just what the quire likes.
Thanks to the good people at Englesea.
Our Alto supporter warming up.
Sopranos on the back pews.
Two of the four bass sitting on a very cosy penitence bench.
There was a lack of tenors, we normally have five, BUT Richard the sole male tenor supported by Lyn was in good voice and they excelled themselves for which the quire members were very grateful. Bryan the quire master supported them where he was able, Bryan is a bass singer when not conducting.
Two long serving quire members
Travelling back in time at this sleepy little village.
Success! The day turned out well, no snow, so an enjoyable afternoon was spent celebrating Isabella's birthday and years given to West Gallery Music. So it was a month later than planned but still a success.
The rehearsal was well attended and the quire was joined by former quire members and members of Shropshire Harmony, who added some great bassoon playing and also boosted the alto section.
Refreshments also went down well, no surprise there.