On Saturday 8 January, we held our annual Epiphany Supper in the Church Rooms. The event raised over £560 towards the cost of our summer tour, which this year takes us to Wells, in Somerset.
Accordingly, it took a ‘West Country’ theme, with over 80 guests enjoying a hearty supper of pork casserole followed by a choice of desserts, tea and coffee.
The meal was preceded with a trio of carols sung by the choir: Adam lay ybounden by Boris Ord, We Three Kings by Ian Wicks, director of The Romsey Singers and the first performance of Keep us warm through winter, a carol by one of the our choral scbolars, Simon Grant.
To conclude the evening, members of the choir and supporters staged a play written by Dominic Brenton, based loosely on the popular sitcom To the Manor Born. Hearing of an arrangement between Richard de Vere and the Dean of Marlbury Cathedral that prompts its choir to walk out, Audrey and Marjorie intervene and, in thwarting the shady deal, also give a helping hand to Romsey Abbey Choir.
At the end of the performance, Tim Sledge, Vicar of Romsey, complemented the cast and thanked the choir mums for their efficient catering. He also led a round of applause for us in recognition of our contribution to worship throughout the year – a gesture that we greatly appreciated.