CHA Carol Concert : 12 December 2007

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Post by englishangel » Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:10 am

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Great Plum wrote:Does anyone know what the choir should be wearing?
It's pink this year, apparently, Matt! :wink:
Is the King of Thailand going to be there then?
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Post by cj » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:09 pm

Hope you all have a great time tonight. Sing lustily.

We are just back from the pre-school nativity, with Cora as a shepherd abiding in her field, and tonight is the turn of big sister giving it her all in the school carol concert in the church. It's all go now!
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Post by jtaylor » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:21 pm

Have a great time tonight - hope it's as much fun as previous years.

Gutted I can't be there - work event with my team which I just can't miss.

Hopefully make it next year,

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Post by Foureyes » Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:42 pm

englishangel wrote:Is the King of Thailand going to be there then?


but I note from your avatar that your jacket (very smart, by the way) is "King of Thailand pink" - are you always so clever at anticipating fashion trends?
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Post by Ajarn Philip » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:23 pm

Blimey, I had no idea that HH the King's dress sense was of such international interest.

I think it's safe enough for me to say that He could have gone with something a tad more... boring. Like fluorescent lime green.
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Post by kerrensimmonds » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:36 pm

I don't believe either pink or lime green for the dress code. But I am not there either, having been in the thick of organisation of the Carol Concert these last two years. So I would be interested to know how things are progressing this year (as I type this, the Carol Concert started 35 minutes ago....)
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Post by blondie95 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:13 pm

I hope it was a wonderful evening i walked past the church on Tuesday evening when trekking from Cannon Street to Holborn in the cold and dark as the tubes were up the creek and i had a meeting to get too.
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Post by englishangel » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:03 pm

I have just come in, and the church was much warmer than last year. we had a good bellow, well I didn't because I am at the coughy, catarrhy end of a cold. I went out half way through to have a cough and bumped into steve webb (who of course doesn't know me from Adam) coming in saying "has it started already?".

I said "It started at 6". Oops.
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Post by jtaylor » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:09 pm

So any ideas how many made it this year, and any other feedback?

Hopefully was good...

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Post by englishangel » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:35 pm

About the same number as last year at a rough estimate. St Johns is rather squarer and light and bright so difficult to tell.

Not as many brass players but they were good as was the choir.

The organists (Linden and Claire) were superb.
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Post by Great Plum » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:31 pm

I would have thought there were approx 50 less people this year. Noticeably less younger Old Blues...

The choir was of course excellent (I happened to be sitting next to Eastburn Junior so a lot of bellowing occured in eastern Monarchs...)

The organ was a little worse for wear and had no power at all (I know that both the Innes-Hopkins hated it)

It was a good night though! :-)

Shame about the YOB drinks afterwards... the Firehouse was packed out so most people only stayed for a drink.
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