A grey dull Saturday morning was considerably brightened by The Guild Singers, a local all-female choir, giving a mini concert during our first Musical Bite Coffee morning of the 2013/14 season. The coffee morning started as usual at 10:00 am and the singing started at 11:00am.

The singers performed several lovely pieces and there were solo and reading items as well:

Lift up your voice
We've only just begun
Beautiful Dreamer
Where the Gentle Avon Flows

The Thrush Ann (solo)
Alto Lament Alison (reading)

Irish Blessing
I want two wings
Panis Angelicus
Jubilate Deo

Church Mouse Barbara (reading)
World in Union Angie (solo)

Suogan
The Goslings
American Folk Rhapsody
A Chorale Flourish

We had a good collection of cakes which steadily depleted throughout the morning and after the choir had finished singing they had a late rush to get the remainder of the refreshments.

This event raised £207.21 for the organ fund. I would like to thank Nuala Clarkson who conducted the singers and Doreen Griffin who accompanied them as well as all those who performed. It was a lovely concert and we look forward to welcoming the choir back to the church for a full length evening concert in the near future.

I would also like to thank everyone who donated cakes and all the team who served the refreshments, sold raffle tickets and bric a brac and especially Dai who organised this event so well.

Looking at the history display

Looking at the history display

Nuala conducts

Nuala conducts

Nuala introduces the next item

Nuala introduces the next item

Ann

Ann

Alison

Alison

The Guild Singers

The Guild Singers

Barbara

Barbara

Angie

Angie

Close up of The Guild Singers

Close up of The Guild Singers

Close up of The Guild Singers

Close up of The Guild Singers

Coffee audience view

Coffee audience view

Doreen at the piano

Doreen at the piano

Dai thanks Nuala and The Guild Singers

Dai thanks Nuala and The Guild Singers

Serving refreshments

Serving refreshments

After the concert

After the concert