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Summer Song Picnic ’21

Fourteen members of the choir, who were part of the Zoom singing group, gathered with friends and family at An Sanctoir near Ballydehob on 28 June to sing a programme of acapella music. Everyone came with picnics, logs for lighting the outdoor fire pit, good cheer and plenty of news for catching up with old friends – all at a suitable social distance of course. With the weather smiling on us, the lovely surroundings and strains of music filling the air we felt really blessed.

Of course there were a few nerves before hand. With current restrictions we’d had precious little time to rehearse together in person in the lead up. Having decided that this would be an informal sharing of songs, we took a deep breath and launched into the joy of singing together. Something we will never take for granted again!

Plans for September include preparing a programme of sacred music for performance (or two) at an evening to remember all those affected by the pandemic. After this we are hoping to start work on the French programme we had to abandon at the beginning of the first lockdown. Wishing you all a happy summer. Susan

3 replies on “Summer Song Picnic ’21”

Oh, what a precious and beautiful memory you have made.
Dear Susie and Ollie, thank you so very, very much.

Well done for such a splendid rendition of a lovely evening of song, food, wine and great company!

Beautifully arranged music, beautifully sung by the choir in a splendid environment with great people around. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening after such a long period of time without socializing due to the Corona restrictions. I am looking forward to the coming season with the WCCS.

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