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Lana and Andy tie the knot
AUGUST 10: Lana Bode and Andy Woolhouse got married on Sunday. Our correspondent (R.D. Hoyle) reports:
Rather like the late Cilla Black and much of the nation wanting a wedding to ensue from a couple meeting on Blind Date, the choir had its first 'Blind Date moment' when ex-baritone section leader Andy Woolhouse married ex-choir pianist Lana Bode in an affecting outdoor ceremony at Oaks Farm in Croydon on Sunday August 9.
JUNE 6: The Croydon MVC scored a resounding success with its North Wales tour last weekend.
Richard Hoyle preps the choir at Chester, watched closely by Welsh tv
On Friday May 29 the choir sang at Chester Cathedral and members considered this a performance to rank with the Bath Abbey sing of 2011. “There was a good audience, the acoustics were fabulous, and we were on top form,” one said. The Chester performance also featured the first appearance of new choir pianist Frances Ringer.
APRIL 23: The choir has a newaccompanist. Frances Ringer, who joins the choir next week, grew up in Woodbridge Suffolk and studied music at Bath Spa University, where she was heavily involved in the musical theatre and opera departments.
Choir musical director Richard Hoyle said he was proud that the choir had risen so superbly to the occasion. The choir opened with Edvard Grieg’s resounding Brothers, Sing On – the first time it had performed the piece – and more than achieved the full fortissimo required for the opening words.
“I couldn’t believe the power the choir was giving,” Richard said. “It was quite thrilling.”
MAY 27: The Welsh media are falling over themselves to cover our impending tour to Caernarfon. Welsh-speaking tenor Ernest Williams has already been interviewed by Welsh radio, and S4C – the Channel 4 Welsh-language service – plans to cover the choir’s lunch-time appearance at Chester Cathedral on 29 May when it sings there en route to Caernarfon.