Our Choir members gathered together recently at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden for an afternoon of performing choirs from Essex to Cambridgeshire. There were eight choirs numbering over 200 members plus ticket holders, to raise money for ACWW. Lyrical Voices were on third and sang their songs to the theme of ‘ Songs from around the World’. Our members had worked hard to memorise their words in Hebrew, Nigerian and African-American, not at all easy but we managed to pull if off nicely. Thanks on behalf of our choir members go to Jan and Penny our two very dedicated musicians.
Outing: Although we had no official meeting in August, members and partners and friends enjoyed a lovely boat trip on the River Trent. After stopping for coffee on route to Nottingham, we boarded our boat for a relaxing 2 hr cruise, during which we were served a delightful lunch, cooked by a most intriguing lady chef!!, which went down very well of course with a nice glass of wine (or two)! A good time was had by all.
Meeting: It was good to meet up again after the summer break and this month our very own Sally Bartlett gave a very interesting talk on Life in Mazwi Village in Zimbabwe. Sally and her husband went out to visit and help friends who work for the charity ACACIA and who run the nursery school for the young children of the Village, and who come from very underprivileged homes. Sally and Bert took with them many woolly hats (shown in the lovely picture of the children in their classroom, and which were kindly knitted and donated by various members of the community. Sally told us many stories about the community and the children, how they live and the hardships they face, some very moving and some very amusing. Sally and her husband hope to return again next year for another few weeks and we are sure, when they do, they will go laden with many small, but vital necessities, donated by many of our members, which will help to make such a difference to the lives of the people of the village.
Lunch: Several members enjoyed a delicious lunch this month at the Wheatsheaf Pub at Perry near Grafham Water. The food was excellent as was the conversation.
Choir: Our choir, Lyrical Voices, will be taking part in the Saffron Song Fest, a unique Gala Festival being held at Saffron Walden Concert Hall on Sunday 15th October.
Next Meeting: will take place on Wednesday 18th October
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