Remembering Dot

DECEMBER 3: Choir members sang on Monday in memory of Dot Stevens at the Croydon care home where she died in September.  Dot was the beloved wife of choir top tenor George Stevens and they had been married for 64 years. 

George sings for Dot, backed by choir members

The choir performance, at Hayling Park Care Home, lasted for an hour and included a range of songs from its current repertoire.   Nessun Dorma and When the Saints were especially well received.

George himself sang two moving solo numbers,  It’s a Wonderful World and With a Song in My Heart, both of which had been favourites of Dot.

Choir tenor Barry Farrant provided another solo, with the Elvis favourite Are you Lonesome Tonight?

Dot and George at their diamond wedding anniversary

Seven of the singers, members of the choir walking group, arrived at the care home after walking from the Sir Julian Huxley in Selsdon.  They were joined at the home by a further ten members who had used alternative transport modes.

The singers were applauded enthusiastically by a 30-strong audience of residents and care staff.  Some residents sang along to many of the numbers.

Afterwards residents expressed their thanks in a card sent to George. One wrote: “Thank you for an amazing evening.  Your singing has touched all our hearts.”