Well, we finally did it – our first concert in two years. Together with Ashford Community Choir, Music Director Karen Hill, we gave of our best, and were joined by more than 100 friends, relatives and total strangers! Not to say that everything was perfect – there were the inevitable ‘not quite together’ moments, but quickly corrected, and not even noticed by the audience. Having spoken to many of them, they thoroughly enjoyed the event, and joined in with the singing despite having to wear masks.
Covid Risk Assessment was duly performed, precautions implemented, and hopefully nobody was infected. we can only hope this was the next step in the long return to normality for the orchestra. It also seems that several members of the choir would be keen to do more joint performances.
Well done to everyone concerned. Riding for the Disabled Association were very happy to report raising a sum of over £600, and we were very happy to have played our part in this.