Chairman’s Post

Summer 2023

A successful year and a new Music Director

Another successful musical year. Christmas was a case of something completely different! No Messiah concert but L’Estrange’s, Wassail! sung with the Warwickshire Youth Choirs. A great success with lots of parents in attendance.

Then in April another combination with Coventry Philharmonic Choir for a stunning performance of Verdi’s Requiem. For the record we covered all our costs and raised £4,571.43 for Myton Hospice. Then just recently another excellent concert, of Anthems and Folk Songs.

We said farewell to David Wynne, our Music Director who had the misfortune to start just as covid reared its ugly head.  He led online rehearsals and has helped the choir scale new heights.

We have now appointed a new Music Director, Laura Bailie, who will start in the autumn. I trust you will give her a warm welcome at our first rehearsal.

Dates for your diary

Monday 4th September first rehearsal of autumn term

Saturday, 18th November. Autumn Concert. Mozart Requiem and Coronation Mass. Venue: tbc.

Tuesday, 12th December. Handel’s Messiah. St Nicholas’ Church, Kenilworth (venue: tbc).

In the meantime, I hope you all have a good summer. I have got a little holiday job for you all. The Choir does need to grow. So, go out into the world and each bring a recruit or two to our first rehearsal on Monday 4th September.

Lost property

Metal water bottle left after the auditions on Monday 17th. If it is yours contact Jane Brock.

Grey cap left in St Johns church after 15th July concert. This is currently living with me.

Ivan Moss