The Lincoln choir trip in April 2015, which included singing at a wedding and an evening concert, turned out to be a resounding success.
Our base was the Holiday Inn on the pleasant Brayford Waterfront.
At the hotel there was a chance to exercise the vocal cords as there were a few birthdays to celebrate. It was also preparation for the important wedding and concert engagements the following day.
Lincoln Choir Trip Wedding
Donna and Rob’s wedding took place at St John’s Church. A rural setting in Washingborough, on the outskirts of Lincoln.
The sun shone on the arriving guests.
The choir sang for half an hour including requested songs, such as ‘Ar Hyd y Nos‘ and ‘Calon Lan.’
Donna entered the church as the choir hummed the opening to ‘Hine e Hine.’ The timing was perfection.
After the service the choir formed a Guard of Honour. The bride and groom to walked out of the church into the sunshine and a torrent of confetti.
Lincoln Choir Trip Concert
St John’s Church was again the venue for the sell-out evening concert. All proceeds were in aid of the Church Tower Restoration Fund. From the outset the choir received a prolonged and warm welcome.
The choir sang a programme of Welsh and English songs. Peter Davies and Musical Director Arwyn Roberts provided solo items.
They also joined forces (pun intended) to perform ‘The Gendarmes’ duet in resplendent helmets.
Paul Denney recited the humorous poem ‘Magna Carta’ by Marriott Edgar. This was a timely rendition to highlight the new Magna Carta visitor centre in Lincoln.
Brothers Gronwy and Clwyd Wynne performed Welsh and Lincolnshire folk songs. They involved the audience in the chorus of ‘The Lincolnshire Poacher.’
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Lavish refreshments were then provided at St John’s Church. A buffet had also been ordered at the nearby Ferry Boat public house!
The choir needed no persuasion to start the community singing.
This caused a real surprise for the locals who looked on in admiration.
We got back to the hotel at around midnight. What a good day!
Lincoln Choir Trip Reflections
On Sunday with the departure time set for 4 pm we had ample free time to explore the fine city of Lincoln. This included the cathedral, whilst reflecting on the success of the previous day.
Everyone said that the Lincoln Choir Trip had been so memorable.
We received many messages of thanks and appreciation. They can be read in the Testimonial section of our website.
We return the sentiments to the good people of Lincoln and Washingborough.
We thank them for their welcome, kindness and hospitality.
Profuse thanks also go to Gronwy Wynne for all his meticulous planning. No stone was left unturned.
We now look forward to next year’s trip to Somerset.
You can’t have too much of a good thing.
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