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Wrington Vale Choral Society Patrons' evening
Saturday, 9th June, 2007
|For the second year in succession the choral society held a "Music for a Summer Evening" event for the Patrons, in the superb surroundings of Milfort House, Langford, home of Paul and Alison Norcross - Paul being the Society's president.|
|The choir having opened with a couple of madrigals in the centre of the lawn, Paul introduced his audience to a well-known children's story disguised in a version which owed more to a combination of Dr Spooner and Professor Stanley Unwin, than any more traditional source. This led nicely into the consumption of an American supper.|
|After some spell-binding piano virtuosity from Lloyd Buck, the society's MD, a magnificent cake, made by Jackie Seymour, became the principal prize in the evening's fund-raising draw ....
.... at which Jackie was invited to pick out the first winning ticket.
Another highlight of the evening was the world premiere of a new motet by Lloyd, Sacerdos Domini, fittingly dedicated in gratitude to the rector, Nicholas Maddock who, as well as being the local sacerdos, had ensured the society's survival from the dip in members' morale during the interregnum between the previous MD's departure and Lloyd's arrival.
|The evening's generous and most affable hosts.|