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A very special day
The highly successful visit to Windsor on Thursday July 2nd 2015 was one of the most outstanding, memorable, privileged occasions in the history of the choir. The lunchtime recital in the wonderful setting of St George’s Chapel was described by the Chapel vIrger as ‘A marvellous performance of an excellent programme’.
The recital was introduced by Col Stuart Watts and the programme which was performed a cappella style generally comprised a variety of sacred music sung in English, Welsh, Zulu and Latin. ‘We were made very welcome and immediately felt at home. The choir appreciated that it was going to be a very special day and they worked hard, looked especially smart in their uniforms and deserved all the accolades made.’
A standing ovation by the friendly international audience of visitors to Windsor Castle and St George’s Chapel acknowledged their appreciation with several minutes of applause at the and the choir left them wanting more but… after 45 minutes of continuous singing, their time was up and… they were in need of a drink on this warm afternoon!
Following the recital and extensive photographs inside the Castle grounds the choir took a break in the town of Windsor and could not help but give an impromptu singing performance to tourists who followed them around and requested more songs as they listened and clicked away on their cameras.
Before making their way home, the day ended with the choir and their families attending a service in the Quire of St George’s Chapel led by Canon Dr James Woodward (celebrant) and assisted by Canon Martin Poll, with the Dean, David Connor and Canon Dr. Hueston Finlay present. Singing the hymn with the Chapel’s choir was another magical moment for everyone.