On behalf of us all at Wetley Rocks Male Voice Choir, I express grateful thanks to our good friends of Denbigh and District Male Voice Choir for journeying to Leek to help us celebrate our 40th Anniversary, writes chorister John Giddins.
During the early part of the Saturday afternoon, we shared a cuppa and biscuits. A good chat followed by a very productive rehearsal of the joint numbers we were to perform in the concert.
More refreshments followed later. Then it was time for the main event, and what an event it was, in front of a good sized audience in All Saint’s Church, Leek.
At the end of the concert, the choirs had the pleasure of walking off to a standing ovation from the audience.
Wetley Rocks Male Voice Choir Welcome
The Denbigh and District Male Voice Choir response is one of sincere appreciation, writes Richard Thompson. Once we had found the correct church in Leek we knew we were amongst friends.
The hospitality was warm and generous. The tea break most welcome after a journey of almost four hours.
Then down to the serious business of rehearsing our three joint songs. Clear instructions from the respective music directors, Ian Jones and Arwyn Roberts, ensured success.
A sumptuous buffet then awaited us in the Church Hall. This was a veritable feast for the eyes and the stomach. Not forgetting that we had to sing for this generous of suppers. Our thanks were profuse to all the helpers who looked after us so well.
The concert was well received by an appreciative and knowledgeable audience. The programme was balanced and varied. Flute and percussion accompaniment added a further dimension to some of the songs.
At the end of the concert the walk down the aisle, side by side, was a fitting climax.
The Charity Concert was in aid of North Staffs Heart Committee. The joint venture raised a £1000 for such a worthy cause.