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Evening of Praise 20th July

posted 25 Aug 2014, 10:57 by St. Thomas' Church Aboyne   [ updated 25 Aug 2014, 11:00 ]
With so many people having contributed to make this an Evening of Praise I have to say what an excellent musical occasion it was. The congregation having suggested the hymns (all good choices) led to hearty singing throughout.

The Augmented Choir sang Byrd’s “Ave Verum” and Rossini’s “Salve Regina” beautifully. Also a quartet consisting of Jill Binns, Sue Burgess, Marcus Marsh and Alistair Bain sang “O Thou Whose Sweet Compassion” so melodiously. Another of my favourites, bringing back fond memories, was Handel’s “Where’er you Walk” sung by Stuart Yarnell with such emotion. The Violin Solo “Aria” played by Andy Linklater, accompanied by Sheila on the piano, was inspiring too!

With the World War 1 centenary imminent, the poems & readings read by Geoff Cormack, Di Robson and Alison Innes were very appropriate and touching. The story of “The Doll from World War 1” was truly amazing. The Doll is still in excellent condition and hopefully will be treasured by Alison’s family for many years to come. This is only a very brief account of events, but as Rev. Vittoria said, many thanks are due to all who participated, especially Sheila and Marcus for all the pre-planning, making this an “ Evening of Praise”, inspiration and compassion.

Jean Sowrey