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August - September 2015

posted 9 Aug 2015, 01:33 by St. Thomas' Church Aboyne   [ updated 9 Aug 2015, 01:34 ]

The choir continues its work of leading the congregation with the hymns, and singing anthems during Communion, even when the numbers are small. We recently sang two of our favourites, V. Novello’s ‘Like as the hart’, and Handel’s ‘Lord, I trust thee’. Choir practices go on when enough people are available, and are good social occasions. We do however need more people to join us. It is quite a commitment to come each week, but some of the choir come less often, when they can be available, and this is all right, we are glad to have them when they come. We could do with more people like that! And they say singing is good for you! So do get in touch if you think you might like to join us - or know anyone else who might be interested.

The Evening of Praise on July 5th was hugely enjoyable. Jean Sowrey has written an account of this, elsewhere in the magazine. Not all the regular choir members were able to join us, but we had enough from the Augmented Choir to make another lovely choir. We sang three anthems, one of which, ‘Breathe on me, breath of God’, was more like a hymn, very attractive but simple enough to add to our quite extensive repertoire for the regular choir.

Sheila Maxwell