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October 2018

posted 7 Nov 2018, 12:48 by St. Thomas' Church Aboyne   [ updated 12 Apr 2019, 08:34 ]

St Thomas’s Choir Notes

Another Evening of Praise is safely over, and Jean Sowrey has given a full account of it elsewhere. Marcus has been cutting down his commitment to the Augmented Choir, and we were delighted to have Lucy conducting for the first time, including the passing on of her singing skills, which was much appreciated by the choir. Warren was not able to record the whole service, but kindly recorded my new anthem to Vittoria’s words, ‘The last Dance’, and put it on YouTube. If you want to hear it, and see Lucy conducting, the link is:

Preparations are just starting for the Carol Service on 9th December, and we  hope for a good choir for that again, under Marcus’s baton.

The regular choir, although small in numbers, continues to sing splendidly, with our anthems during Communion being a special feature. Just once, with no soprano, we sang a hymn instead, but it was a lovely one, and the altos managed the tune beautifully. We are currently preparing for the Harvest service, with Handel’s ’O Lovely peace’, commonly known as ‘the wavy corn’ because of all the repetition towards the end.  My thanks again to all the choir for their singing and dedication.

Sheila Maxwell, October 2018