From The Archive Week 23

From The Archive Week 23
Type of post: Choir news item
Posted By: Dave Johnson
Status: Current
Date Posted: Fri, 9 Oct 2020
Six years ago this week, we sang at the wedding of a former choir member, Nick Hooker at a ceremony held in Bristol Zoo. Unfortunately, there are no images or recordings available from the day, so it didn't make for much of a memory.  Instead, we'll bring you one of the weeks we missed out when we had our summer break, back in August...

Swindon Pride - Saturday August 4th, 2012

Another visit to Swindon to perform at their Pride event.  This time, we hired a coach and left Bristol coach park at midday heading to Swindon on a sunny August day.  We performed twice, once to open the event (to a very small crowd) on the main stage, and then again at 3.50pm in the Variety Stage tent.

Main Stage Line-up

Although the main stage event went off without a hitch, we weren't so lucky in the Variety tent, with power to the main amp lost after our first song.  Undaunted, we reverted to accapella numbers and improvised, like the troupers we are, including 'Bella Mama', a song normally reserved for warm-ups, but one that got the audience singing along.  The show must go on after all.

Variety Tent Line-up

This was quite a test for our deputy MD, Leila, standing in for Rónán for the day, but she coped admirably (helped, in no small part by the odd glass of wine).

Deputy MD, Leila

River Deep Mountain High
All That Jazz
Could It Be Magic
Sho Sholoza
Bella Mama

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