The May concert was performed with panache and flair, and a little bit of cheating by those people who wrote the words to Sumer Is Acumen In on the backs of their hands. Our new formation helped our men in particular to a sharper focus that was pretty darn zingy! The orchestra, led by the inimitable Lawrence Dunn, played with an assurance which was obviously appreciated by the audience. Our organist, John Anderson, added an extra dimension to Parry’s I Was Glad (as did the trumpeters, who surprised some of the front row with their enthusiastic fanfares).

One audience member reported that the choir’s entry to Zadok the Priest was utterly thrilling … echoing through the packed church and spilling out into the gorgeous twilight to the delight of passers-by.

Well done to everyone.