Reporting back to our Friends

This years Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Romsey Abbey Choir (FORAC) took place on 15 October. Jeff Williams, in his report as Organist, recalled the Choral Evensong with the Choir of Sherborne Abbey, the Christmas Services, recording the CD and the Choir Holiday in Chester: possibly the most successful yet. Dick, as FORAC Chairman, focused on the social activities, mentioning the Skittles Evening, the Quiz Evening and of course, the Epiphany Supper. The Vicar chimed in with some very supportive comments.

No members of the current committee were due to retire this year but, in view of the departure from the Choir of her son, Stephen, Diane Brown has stepped down and we are grateful to Jane OBrien for taking her place.

Social events for the forthcoming year are advertised in the calendar in this edition. We would be delighted to see as many FORAC members as possible at the events identified as being open to them. Membership subscriptions (5 per annum) are now due and, very shortly, David Snell will be sending out an invitation to renew and to come to the Epiphany Supper on a theme of Robin Hood in January.