Autumn Showcase at Shalford, October 2016

Photography by Sue Horsman

Photography by Sue Horsman

The choir entertained a small but appreciative audience at St Andrew’s Church, Shalford, on Saturday Ocober 1.

Entitled Autumn Showcase, the evening mostly featured songs the choir had included in the May concert, but there was the added bonus of what David Wood joyously described as a ‘world premiere’. It was his own arrangement of World In Union, the song from the Rugby World Cup 1991.

In addition to the choir numbers, Brian Bain sang the Mario Lanza song Be My Love, Ian Whiteside included two saxophone pieces, Vince Horsman entertained with his views of the choir in his alleged letter to his cousin while David Kelly took three songs out of the Flanders and Swan songbook, successfully encouraging the audience to join in with the ‘mud glorious mud’ chorus.

The choir’s two newest members, Cyril Eaton and Alex Reeve, both joined us on stage for the first time, in addition to Ian Hounslow, whose first appearance was in July at Shrub End, Colchester.

The evening was, in the words of the programme, ‘not only to raise funds towards new improvements in the church facilities but also to bring the community together’.