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June/July 2013

posted 18 Jun 2013, 15:10 by St. Thomas' Church Aboyne

The choir keeps going, as usual, although there have been some practices missed because of other activities, mostly the Bach Choir and the Diocesan Festival. Fortunately most of the choir know most of the anthems we sing, and can perform them well with just going over them on Sunday morning.  A particular success recently was Paul Isom’s ‘King of all ages’, which is a bit more complicated than some of them.  I sprang it on them on the Sunday after the Ascension as it was relevant to the theme, and they had praise from some of the congregation for their performance.  We are however trying to learn one or two new ones as well, to keep up the interest and give variety.  As always, my thanks to all the choir, it is great to be reasonably ambitious with such small numbers, thanks to their talents.  Their good humour helps as well!

The St Thomas’s Augmented Choir are meantime rehearsing for the Choral Evening to take place on 26th May.  There should be nearly twenty singers for the occasion, and we are grateful to them for coming to join us in this way.  We are hoping that a good crowd will come and enjoy the music.  There will be an account of this in the next edition of the Tattler.