Sunday, 16 January 2011

Celebrations yesterday

A 70th birthday, a 75th birthday, 25 years in a house (marvellous) & a Golden Wedding, plus a smattering of 50th birthdays hanging about...
Lots of reasons for a party.
And a wonderful lunch was had by all... though these guys would keep coming in and singing...

We started with a vocal version of (a shortened version) of William Walton's Crown Imperial... which was enjoyed, but even more so when the groom from 50 years ago explained that they had entered the church to it on that day too!
We were also asked to sing Frederick Bridge's The Goslings - a song about a faithful marriage and a brutal farmer's wife! - which was loved, despite the main characters ending up together on a plate! Also Smoke Got in our Eyes for them....
Our natural silliness then took over, of course.

Many thanks to Dame Felicity Lott for introducing us to this excellent couple, and thus allowing us to partake in such a happy occasion.

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