THE SUN shone (there were a few red faces about!), the sightseeing was superb, the singing first-class and the hospitality splendid.
Marsh Ladies’ Choir and their supporters enjoyed a weekend in Bristol as guests of Bristol Male Voice Choir. And the visit was so successful that the Bristol singers are keen to make the return leg of the trip to Huddersfield, possibly next year.
As for Marsh Ladies, they are looking at the possibilities of sharing another concert, this time with a women’s choir from the Bristol area.
The Huddersfield choir travelled to Bristol on Friday, spent some of Saturday sightseeing and in the evening shared a concert platform with Bristol MVC, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
The two choirs sang a full concert programme at Redland United Reformed Church, ending with a joint spirited rendition of Jerusalem, with Marsh Ladies’ conductor, Paul Dewhurst, on the organ. The accompanist was Kim Kaye.
Proceeds from the concert were for a local hospice and one of their members gave a talk about their work.
Marsh Ladies spent Sunday morning in Bath and after lunch Marsh chairman Fiona Wakley and president Peter Skuse presented secretary Jenny Cobb with a gift for organising the weekend.