In February, members of the Choral Society went to the Tumbling Weir Hotel for their annual dinner and social evening. As well as the delicious dinner, members and guests enjoyed a great evening of entertainment organised by Vivienne and Michael Gascoigne-Pees. Sixty members enjoyed an excellent dinner followed by a selection of musical items performed by society volunteers.
Michael, Vivienne and John Neal performed monologues. David Glennie and Chris Startup sang Flanders and Swann’s ,InThe Bath,and The Hippopotamus Song.
Tim Savage wrote and performed a hilarious piece set to Handel’s music, complete with long wig and a variety of other props. Michael also sang a piece from Merrie England and Annie Bassett finished the entertainment with When Irish Eyes are Smiling. There was also a popular medley for everyone to join in.
The raffle raised an impressive £260. With an extra anonymous donation this made the sum so far raised by the Society for Hospiscare to the grand total of £3000.
All in all it was a great social event which gave the Choral Society an opportunity to relax and enjoy a chat with all their singing colleagues
Thanks were given to Vivienne and Michael for the tremendous amount of work which they put into organising such a great social evening.