A somewhat depleted choir thoroughly enjoyed singing for a select audience in the lovely surroundings of St Andrew's Church, Whissendine. Your correspondent was one of those unfortunately absent due to the virulent bug which swept through our numbers, so it's down to some of those who did make it to give an account of the proceedings.

Liz, our Musical Director "It was a really beautiful church to have a concert in and you did the venue proud.

So sorry for all of you who wanted to be there but the "lurgy" prevented you - we really missed you. You can rest assured though that those there (just over 30) sounded like a large full choir and did magnificently - especially the only 5 tenors left standing!

Close Harmony and the Boys' contributions made a nice change of texture for the audience and were much appreciated.

Well done everyone for a great evening!"

Frances "This concert was just amazing, and I felt to be one of our best. The tenors did outstandingly well and did us proud.   Also we were most fortunate to have such a responsive and welcoming audience. As I left the church, I was walking behind a group of ladies who were saying what a wonderful, enjoyable evening they had had. They even expressed a wish to start singing themselves".

Liz H "I thoroughly enjoyed my 2nd concert with the choir & I thought the evening went with gusto and great enthusiasm".

Sue J "We all enjoyed the evening in the beautiful Whissendine Church. Not a large audience but they were appreciative and enthusiastic and appeared engaged with the programme".

Ann H "I really enjoyed singing, the atmosphere was great. The ladies at the back,who I think were from Woven Chords, were waving their arms and singing. All the learning was so worthwhile."

Many thanks to Vicar Janet and to Alec and the team who made us so welcome and looked after us so well.