In September 2019 the choir had a successful tour of the Derbyshire Dales. We stayed for 3 nights in Derby and sang at two organised concerts:
On Saturday 21st September we sang at Church of St Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield – well known for its crooked spire, where we were the guests of Choir@theRoyal, a community choir based at Chesterfield Royal Hospital
On Sunday 22nd September, we performed at All Saints, Mackworth and Jonathan Lycett and John Davies also took part in the concert.
At both concerts the audiences appreciated the varied repertoire of the choirs and and soloists.
We were also invited to perform at Crich Tramway Village for its 60th Anniversary on Sunday morning. Although the weather was not good – lots of rain – we sang in the bandstand to a number of visitors who enjoyed the music. There was then also the opportunity for us to see and travel on the trams. It was great for some of us to also sing whilst on one of the trams.
On Saturday morning a number of choristers were gathered together in Derby Cathedral where an exhibition “Museum of the Moon” was on display and an impromptu performance of “Fly Me to the Moon” – again visitors to the Cathedral were surprised and pleased to hear us.
We had a very enjoyable weekend tour and we are grateful to Carole, Jonathan and Helen for their hard work in preparing us for the various events, and to the host churches and venues for their welcome. We are looking forward to the next tour – wherever that may be.
As you can imagine, many photographs were taken so it is impossible to show them all but we hope you like seeing some published on the website.