Sunday, 28 June 2009

Writtle Singers visits Cambridge

9.30 in Writtle on a lovely sunny Saturday morning and it's all aboard the coach. Truthfully is raining a bit by the time we get to Cambridge but that does not dampen the enthusiasm to get to Gonville and Caius College for our rehearsal

It seems everyone is in Cambridge, all going in the opposite direction and for most it's graduation day!

The chapel is a peaceful haven from the bustle outside

Once the rehearsal is over, the onset of showers does not dampen our day, rather with the offer of "Free and Dry" our concert in the chapel has an extra selling point.

Whether it was that or super advanced publicity but more and more people kept streaming through the doors of the chapel until all the seats were taken.

The concert of excerpts of Vaughan Willams and Byrd masses with folk song arrangements and the beautiful Holst partsongs was greeted by an enthusiastic audience and they were treated to Christine Gwynn's arrangement of the Overture to Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.

The generous audience gave over £320 to the Romsey Mill Charity who we were supporting, thank you very much.

After the concert the sun was shining again and there was more time to take in Cambridge before meeting up again for our evening meal

Fully replete it's back on the coach and returning exhausted to Writtle

Verdict? An altogether brilliant day!

If you missed the concert and would like to hear some of the music that we performed plus some that we didn't then the concert is on 11th July.