After a long absence, with meetings on Zoom only, it was a great pleasure to return to a live meeting on July 7th, when members and some guests were in church to be entertained by our organist, Stuart Watkinson.
We were treated to a lovely mix, demonstrating Stuart’s versatility, which was appreciated even more after such a long period with so little music being possible in church. There were items by Handel, Haydn and Dvorak, plus two pieces by John Stanley which included the finale, his Trumpet Voluntary. On a lighter theme we heard Side Saddle by Trevor Stanford, better known as Russ Conway, played on the digital piano, as were some of the other pieces.
To reflect the season, we heard The Green Leaves of Summer, from the film The Alamo, and George Gershwin’s Summertime from Porgy and Bess. Also included were The Windmill Waltz, composed by John Madin, a former organist at St John’s Church and the aptly named Waterfalls, composed by Stuart himself. A very enjoyable evening and we are very grateful to Stuart for his time.
There will NOT be a meeting in August, so the next will be on 1st September, at 7pm, when David Brocklehurst will be giving a talk on Medical Detection Dogs, a very interesting subject. More information will be given nearer the time, reflecting any possible changes to Covid related rules.
Please contact me if you have any queries or suggestions.
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