Happy New Year!
After the trials and tribulations of 2021 it was something of a relief to see the New Year finally dawn. Our Christmas concert programme was completed very successfully, with four highly enjoyable concerts between October and the end of December. Perhaps more importantly we managed to carry this out with no reported cases of Covid 19 as a result. We went into these concerts fully aware of the risk level involved, mitigated it in every way possible and felt we had managed to bring some Christmas cheer to a lot of people!
Unfortunately we discovered that our first concert scheduled for 2022, at the Cross Barn in Odiham on March 5th, had been postponed by the organisers due to a substantial reduction in numbers allowed in the hall. It is a rather small venue and it was felt, by the organisers and the choir that the risk level in holding a concert there was too great. This concert will be re-scheduled for some time in the autumn. This means that our first concert booking of the year will be at Holy Trinity Church in Guildford, on Saturday April 23rd, the details of which can be found on the ‘Future Events’ page of this website.
Sadly we have recently been informed that a very popular ex chorister, Keith O’Mahoney, passed away very recently. Keith was a committed tenor who gave many years of service to the choir. We of course send our love and condolences to his family at this very sad time.
Towards the end of last year we welcomed new choristers Paul Tillett, Andrew Large and Nigel Traylor to the choir and continue to seek more new members to swell our ranks! Details on how to do this are laid out on the ‘Join Us’ page of this website.
Here’s hoping that 2022 is a better year all round for all of us, that the pandemic loosens its grip on everyone and that all have indeed a Happy New Year!
Mike Morgan: Chairman
18th January 2022