A relaxed and happy atmosphere was very evident at the final Musical Bite of this season when Clive and Mark (Vivant) gave us a morning of violin and melodeon music to enjoy while much cake, tea and coffee was consumed by the 70 people who came to listen.
We placed Vivant near the font rather than at the front of the church, which meant they could talk to the audience at the coffee tables close by in between pieces, which gave the event an intimate feel. Mark's partner brought her embroidery to do as she listened, children played and absorbed the music, the keyboard raffle made an appearance again and the refreshment team were busy all morning. We had leaflets on the tables for the forthcoming Open Meeting about the three year 'Willis Pipe Organ Restoration and Reach-out' project which the Heritage Lottery Fund is supporting and Lesley reminded people about this when she thanked Mark and Clive at the end of the morning.
I would like to thank Lesley for co-ordinating the arrangements, Clive and Mark for playing to us, all those who donated the magnificent cakes and the team of Dai, Dave, Fiona, Nina, Jean and David for all their help. We raised £193.50 for the organ fund which will go towards pipe sponsorship in the organ.