Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Choir


It was time to return to choir 
Singing outside lacks the acoustic bang that the rafters of Gwaenysgor village Hall provide to our singing, and so after all of the risk assessments have been done, Jamie with his not so RAF 1940s lockdown beard decided it was safe enough for us all to return.

Meeting last week for Debra’s funeral underlined the power of our little choir, even though many of us in one section don’t even know the names of others in another.
Jamie’s mom, who sings with the soprano’s, described things rather personally and tearfully when she referred to the choir as family.
A family that shares songs rather than food, or history, or relationships 

Tenor Hattie hasn’t had her baby yet. 
Everyone has been asking.
Lindi ‘s dog Charlie has been sadly put down, and she wryly reminded the choir that no one will see “her Charlie” on zoom anyone, which was the constant lockdown choir joke.

I’ve just had a long bath which made me feel human again  and dressed in a clean outfit I was just about to have a coffee before choir when I spied an email from Hillary the choir secretary 

Choir cancelled tonight, it read, Jamie has a bug.

Bollocks ! 

Ps. village Elder Islwyn sent me this photo from the UK’s worst NATIONAL newspaper 
Brief and lacking in some detail for sure, but at least we’ve gone national 



23 comments:

  1. I hope Jamie's bug is a short-lived one and a reschedule will happen soon.

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    1. Next Tuesday , will have to swap my off duty

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  2. What a shame. Hope it can go ahead soon and Jamie is soon well.

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  3. Bugger! I hope Jamie recovers quickly and choir can re-commence. xx

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    1. Just seen your addition. Not the biggest write up, but small acorns/ big oaks and all that! xx

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  4. Lovely that the choir can now practise inside again, but better luck next week!

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  5. That's a letdown John but could be worse if you'd had gone to Choir and caught the bug-It's so sad for Lindi but I'm sure Charlie had a wonderful happy life with her xxx

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    1. Lindi is a trouper , she loved the double entendre

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  6. I think that item was in several 'better class' newspapers John.

    Sorry about choir but as Debra says - roll on next week.

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  7. Tenors are usually men, so I'm a bit confused on how tenor Hattie still hasn't had her baby.

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    1. We have tenors that are ladies, they sing the tenor parts, he men sing the bass

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  8. It's hard when you get all ready for something and it gets cancelled at the last minute! How nice to get your village mentioned in a national paper but they left out the best part, your picture!

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  9. It’s a trash paper bonnielol

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  10. Barbara Anne9:04 pm

    Awwww, shucks. You were all dressed up and ready to go. How very disappointing for you and the choir family that choir had to be canceled. Hope Jamie is on the mend soonest and will hope Hattie's baby makes his/her appearance soonest, too.
    Until I enlarged the newspaper picture, I wondered how "Fish Back to Future" had anything to do with you, the village, or your work. Seek and ye shall find! Nice little article.

    Hugs!

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    1. Claire m the parter of debs from the funeral was looking forward to the choir too. I’m meeting her tomorrow

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  11. I wondered if the goats could be encouraged to visit your Church and then possibly inform the same reporter who may be interested-saying something such as-goats give their support to saving this 400 year old Village Church-with photo x

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    1. Good idea but we are 20 miles away

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    2. Oh dear-perhaps a nice farmer could collect them dressed as Santa and bring them to see Baby Jesus close to Christmas x

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  12. Can you (or another church member) write about the church and submit the article to a newspaper of your choice along with the excellent photo showing you and the church? It is a bit disappointing about choir cancelling. Next week will come soon enough and inside choir practice will be great.

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