1 week ago


Those of you who attended the rehearsal, will remember that I spoke of the plan to put on yet another virtual Arts Café, a Christmas one.  

Originally it was scheduled to be live-streamed on YouTube (private audience only) on Saturday 11 December. However, for a number of reasons, Lucas and I think it best if we put it back a week, to the following Saturday, 18 December. I know this is the last Saturday before Christmas, and it well be that you have other things planned, however, the YouTube link will be available on, and after, the 18th December, ready for whenever it’s best for you to enjoy over a glass of mulled wine, or other festive victuals!

It will give those thinking of submitting an item - or two - more time to prepare and, in addition, will give us time to include some whole choir recordings of pieces we’re currently rehearsing. Brigid talked to me about the possibility of doing this and I think it’s a great idea! We’ll pick a rehearsal date and Lucas has said he is willing to make the recordings. As far as dress code is concerned, I think a ‘festive, outside carol singer’s costume’ would suffice but you may well have other ideas which we can discuss together next week.

It would be helpful for me to know, as soon as possible - possibly next Thursday?!! - if you have an item in mind. This way we can ensure we don’t have any duplication of songs, poems etc., - which is very easy to do with a Christmas programme! If you require piano accompaniment please advise me of this too so that I can liaise with John.

Items don’t have to be seasonal - though it would be good if they were.

Please could I ask that you send all recordings* to me no later than Saturday 11 December.  

It would be great if everyone could offer something but it isn’t obligatory! If you have any thoughts or queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch.  

Very best wishes,



* these can be in the form of videos or audio files though, for obvious reasons, videos are far more interesting to watch!!!