Forgive us for singing our own praises but what a surprise festive gift it was to find ourselves broadcast to the world on Christmas Day!
Coming swiftly after our appearance on local BBC Hereford and Worcester featuring a clip from our new carol The Infant King, which was commissioned from Worcester composer Ian King, the brace of broadcasts helped us to sing out 2018 on a high.
But we’re now really getting into the swing of our 20th anniversary year and, following only a brief festive pause, we’re back to full rehearsal mode this week to continue our preparations for our Anniversary Reception and Evensong on January 26 (in Worcester Cathedral) and our grand gala concert – Brahms’ Requiem on April 6, in St Martin’s Church, London Road, Worcester.
However, those early rehearsals will also see us working on what will be a poignant start to 2019 – our participation in a special service of thanksgiving for former organist and master of the choristers at Worcester Cathedral, Dr Donald Hunt, who sadly passed away last August. His drive, talent and inspiration were hugely influential in Worcester and way beyond and we are honoured and delighted to be part of this forthcoming occasion.
Away from the concert platform we’re getting ready to put down our folders and put on our dancing shoes for a fabulous fund-raising ceilidh. Featuring a live band and taking place at Peopleton Village Hall on February 9, this toe-twinkling evening is destined to bring in a few notes of the sterling variety to help swell our own coffers. A buffet supper is included in the £15 ticket price so come and help us dance the night away! Please bring your own drinks – you’ll need to slake that massive dance-induced thirst! Contact Jenny Smith for tickets and details of payment methods.
So, are you dancing? Are you singing? Are you listening? 2019 is shaping up to be a busy, fun and hugely musical celebratory year. Come and be part of it with us!