Concerts – success and sadness

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160626_dhs02We enjoyed ourselves last Wednesday and Sunday … though sometimes during the preparation it had felt that we would never get a concert together! So thanks to Douglas for leading us, and special thanks to Carol as Assistant MD for helping us get there, both individually and as a group. There were some exquisite moments, such as the arrangement of Fields of Gold sung by an ensemble (pictured above). And the selection from Les Miserables was much appreciated: John and Kat sparred superbly in “Master of the House”, and Ian Osborne enjoyed giving consolation to Carol!

As a reminder of what we sang, and who sang what, you can download the programmes at these links: Clermiston; Oakley. As another momento, we hope that a DVD of the Oakley concert will be available from Dave.

160626_dhs01ccnBut we were very sad to say goodbye and good luck to Robbie Milner, whose last appearance this was. Always self-effacing – and usually invisible, tucked away on the edge of the singers! – his was a key role in the concerts, and his patient support and good humour have been invaluable during rehearsals over the past five years. So warm applause greeted the presentation made to him before the concert. Robbie leaves in late August to start his course at McGill, and takes with us our best wishes for his studies and his future career. We’ll look out for his name in lights!

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Pirates 2023

Your next chance to see the Society on stage will be on 16–18 February 2023, when we are back at Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline, for our twice-delayed 50th anniversary production of The Pirates of Penzance.

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