News from the Girls’ Choir recounted by Meghann Brook

New liturgy, new challenges

The New Year has got off to a good start. On Saturday 3 February we performed at the concert for the Youth Mission Trip to Uganda. This was a great success and the Girls’ Choir was well received by everyone. Sunday 1 February was our first Sunday morning service of the year and we had the new Common Worship service to deal with – a service containing completely legal material, we were told by the Vicar!

The biggest highlight of the term is our recording session with the Abbey Choir. This will take place on Saturday 17 March, when we will record Cantate Domino by Ian Schofield, which was written for the two choirs for the dedication of the Nave organ. We are very pleased to be able to be part of their latest recording.

I unfortunately have some sad news. Diane Williams has resigned from leading the Girls’ Choir and her last service will be on Good Friday morning. We are all very upset that she has to go, but hope very much that she will still continue to be involved from time to time. We have a new director who has taken a couple rehearsals already. Her name is Daphne Lindsell and she and her husband are regular members of the Abbey congregation. We wish Daphne well in the somewhat daunting task of taking on the choir!