On 31st October, the first "live" choir session since March took place in the Traders' Hall in the Cattle Market. Many thanks to the Committee who had worked hard, interpreting the guidelines, devising a Risk Assessment and chalking places for us to stand. The pigeons were an appreciative, if flighty, audience.

Another session had been planned for Saturday 14th November, but has had to be postponed, due to the lockdown

Hazel, our Chair, writes;

What a wonderful morning! The howling wind and the driving rain of Storm Aiden could not deter the socially-distanced singers who made it to the cattle market in Melton today. Everyone stuck to the rules and kept to their allotted space but it was great to be able to see people face to face (not too close!) and exchange news and smiles and laughter.

Carl’s programme of songs was a perfect mix of old and new and it was delightful to hear the harmonies (well, most of the time!) and combined voices after so long.  It shows how much we’ve learned during our Zoom isolation. We even had to have an encore of Fa’a Fetai  so that the boys could enjoy their spectacular ending! So thank you, Carl, for your patience and enthusiasm. Here’s to the next time.

By the way, Carole Clohesy joined us and sang along with great gusto even if she didn’t always know the tune  - or the words! – so well done to her.  And she came all the way on her bike!