Choir newsletter and timetable
Saturday, 15 May 2021
Dear Choir-members (and parents)
NORMALITY MAY BE APPROACHING
Thank you all for supporting the choirs during the interruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
We are hoping from early June to return to normality in terms of being able to resume using the Vestry to hang robes, and to re-occupy our historic seating arrangements in the Chancel. We also hope that the singers who have been unable to come regularly because of medical and sheltering reasons will feel things have sufficiently changed that they can take their places again.
KAI GURR is retiring as Head Boy
Kai, who joined the boys and men choir following a visit I made to Seabrook School in 2015, has been an absolutely outstanding Head Boy. He was given this position at a remarkably young age, a promotion that in retrospect was a wise choice. Not only has he led the singing, but he has also taken a major role in the choir organisation. He has always given 100% of his concentration and has been extremely reliable and loyal. He was a superb soloist in Noye’s Fludde a couple of years ago. His voice changed, I think, some time ago but he has retained the ability to sing the treble range; in effect he has become a high counter-tenor. But it is time to give someone else the opportunity to be Head Boy and for Kai to become one of the men of the choir, something we all hope he will enjoy. Kai officially retires at half-term and his last service as Head Boy will be 23 May.
Huge thanks must
go not only to Kai but to his parents too, who have had to sit though many,
many choir practices and services.
TIMETABLE TO EARLY JULY (see below)
The period to July is relatively stable, with regular weekly and monthly patterns. There is a break during the school half-term, and the summer suspension of activities starts rather early this year because the JAM Festival will be using the church for some concerts that clash with services and rehearsals. But by early July you will probably be looking forward to another period of rest!
CHOIRS OF HYTHE PARISH CHURCH
The Parish of St Leonard, Hythe