The Carice Singers at Whichford
It was a perfect late summer evening on Saturday for the Whichford Concert, the trusts annual fund raising event ( apart from Ride and Stride). Guests were greeted with drinks at Whichford House with an opportunity to wander round the beautiful garden before coming over to the church. The church, quietly lit, was packed almost to capacity to hear the incredibly talented Carice singers perform music based on a theme of ‘Shakespeare to the Civil War’. The choir reduced the audience to a stunned silence followed by rapturous applause with their performance. In the interval, Dr Kevin Bond ( Chairman of the Trust ) spoke on the aims of the charity and with an encouragement to become a friend of the WCHCT. The concert was followed by dinner in the orangery at Whichford House. The concert has raised an incredible £3500.00.
The Trust would like to thank Simon & Bridget Herrtage for their hospitality hosting the evening and all their hard work. Also to John & Julia Melvin. Colin & Sophie Corlett , Terry & Barbara Maher, & Evie Macleod for having the sixteen members of the choir to stay and to the many friends and helpers who made the evening such a success.
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Simon & Bridget Herrtage ( Hosts for Concert)
Kevin ( Chairman ) & Sue Bond, Lesley (Treasurer) & Roger Reed
Henrietta Kerr, Sarah Stoten & Charlotte Grimston
George Parris ( Director of Carice Singers) with singer Imogen Sebba
Singers in relaxed mode following the Concert
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10.33 am. Ian Petty and his extended family from Barton on Heath. they were planning on visiting 9 churches.
12.02 pm. From Clifford Chambers: Myles Thornton, Susan James, Adrian Musgrave , Len Potter & Paul Carris.
Intending to bike about 40 miles they were already half way round.
12.14pm. Bridget and David Burton from Upper Tysoe taking it steady.
Bridget was riding a bike that she bought when she was only 14 years old-well over 50 years ago !
1.04pm. On your marks, ready steady go!! to Simon Pipe of Ettington who was running round as many churches as he could, Whatcote was his eighth!
1.09pm. Bob and Sue Hunter came from Middleton Cheney in Northamptonshire to take part. They choose a different county each year to ride in, starting in Shipston they were enjoying the perfect cycling weather!
1.22pm.Cameron Black escorts his mum Sally from Halford, it was Sally first time on a bike for over ten years !
1.43pm Bishop Christopher with son Ashley (left) and Orion ( Bishop’s Intern ) after their pub lunch.They were cycling round the Shipton Circuit.
The Trustees of the WHCT would like to thank all those who took part in this years event and also to our organiser Will Hawkes who is retiring after this year. We are looking for a replacement so if you think this is something you would like to do please get in touch.
The Carice Singers will be performing madrigals and sacred music on the theme of 'Shakespeare and the Civil War.'
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