The St Oswalds/Razor Sharp got back together again to sing at a reunion afternoon concert at Rhandirmawyn (second home of Nigel and Barbie). Wonderful to visit this spectacular location, with a friendly welcome from the locals and a very special pub on the way home at Cilycum. Hard to believe it is 27 years since we first sang My Evaline – we must learn something new soon. (Also good to be joined by the next generation of singers – your turn next time, perhaps!). Footnote – apparently, today is St Oswalds day!
Razor Sharp, 27 years on
The next generation enjoying the Olympics…
Neuadd Fawr Arms at Cilycwm
Spot the four in today’s photograph…
26 years after we first got together, the rump of the St Oswald Singers got together for a very convivial afternoon of singing to help raise funds and awareness for Compton Greenfield Church just outside Bristol. Rather concerning was the need to get larger copies for the singers as our collective eyesight has deteriorated so much we could no longer read the original copies that had our names on. However, the notes seemed to flow and the passing of the years did nothing to dampen our enthusiasm for singing together. Well done Sarah!
If anyone can stand it, a couple of recordings were made (on an iPad, in the dark, with a slightly large cover). Amongst others, we sang Lobet Gott and My Evaline (click on the title to jump to YouTube; My Evaline takes a while to get going due to getting notes in advance for the next piece…).
Compton Greenfield Church
Did I leave my glasses here?
Many thanks to everyone that came and supported the barn dance and barbershop 50th birthday party on 15 October. It was wonderful to see so many family and friends and, thanks to the generosity of people attending, we managed to raise £430 on the night to help with our work in Uganda. This will go towards helping defer any unexpected costs so that Dodie can continue to guarantee that 100% of all money that is raised for Uganda will go directly to good causes.
Take your partner by the hand
Dosado your partner
Not over-rehearsed, this one...