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LUNCHTIME JOLLYMENT AT THE WiSE ELDERBERRIES IN WETHERBY

posted Aug 30, 2017, 2:53 AM by Hh Admin   [ updated Aug 30, 2017, 3:20 AM ]

On the 16th of August, we were back performing for our good friends at Wetherby In Support of the Elderly (WiSE).

 

For the occasion of the WiSE Elderberries monthly gathering, we put together a lively programme which included Sittin’ On Top Of The World, Under The Boardwalk and a number of classics from our 1940’s Day set in Valley Gardens earlier in the year. Our Musical Director for the day was Terry Burns, who did a fine job in both leading us and nurturing some bon accord with the assembled guests.

 

A couple of the Misspent Ukes led a lively audience in some community singing at the end of our first set and there was much merriment and clapping as we closed with some good old 70’s Rock - performing Queen’s Crazy Little Thing Called Love. This is a song written about Elvis Presley and it was most apt to be singing it on the day of the 50th anniversary of the ‘King’s’ death.

 

For the first time the Chorus appeared in their newly acquired ‘Yorkshire’ blue, short-sleeved shirts. With it being the middle of August and quite a hot and humid day, it was a very appropriate christening of the new garb and the chaps looked very smart to boot!

 

The venue at Wetherby Social Club was ideal for a bit of a show, with a good sized concert room and stage. The Chorus were thoroughly spoilt, having a sumptuous dressing room – in a bar can you believe! And then there was tea and cakes lavished upon them during the interval!! A big thank you goes out to all the staff at the Club and, indeed, the staff and helpers from our hosts at WiSE. We very much enjoyed the day and look forward to singing for them again in the near future.

Wise Aug 17


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