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Springtime in Greenwich

APRIL 10: The choir enjoyed a great day out and made lots of new friends when it sang in Greenwich on Saturday, April 8.  We performed fifteen pieces from our current repertoire to a packed audience at the newly-restored Old Royal Naval Chapel – designed by Sir Christopher Wren, with a fabulous acoustic.   ­


The choir at sunny Greenwich

Particularly affecting, given that the chapel was built for returning injured seamen, was our First World War Medley, with its haunting final refrain reflecting on the boys who did not come home.


Much of the audience had been attracted by our warm-up session in spring sunshine beside the Cutty Sark some 45 minutes earlier, and after our final number at the chapel they demanded an encore.  We then returned to the Cutty Sark where, after refreshment in the Gipsy Moth pub, we won rapturous applause with half a dozen apres numbers.


We concluded with the Soldier’s Farewell, then – still revelling in the acclaim and the continuing sunshine – slid our way back to Croydon.


 
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