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Our main Christmas concert in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall went ahead, nearly as planned. We had a socially distanced and, therefore, smaller choir than usual for the event. At one point we’d thought the whole thing might be cancelled because of changes to restrictions, but, thankfully, this was not the case. We had guest choirs from the Inverclyde Junior and Senior Schools and Inverclyde Voices, who put in their usual splendid performances. Sadly, our friends from Whitburn Band were unable to join us on the night as they had all been ‘pinged’ following their mid-week rehearsal. They were greatly missed. However, Cameron and our accompanist, the inimitable Gordon Cree, adapted the programme to include some of our other repertoire. While saddened by the absence of the band, choir members enjoyed the opportunity to do some additional singing and a great night was had by all.
Congratulations to everyone who took part for their adaptability and enthusiasm; and congratulations, too, to two of our popular soloists, soprano Elspeth Shearer and tenor Billy Hillan, who were presented with special gifts by the choir to celebrate their fiftieth anniversaries of singing with the choir.