2019 PROGRAMME CHANGE
We do need to tell you of a change in our 2019 programme which is not in our 2019 Concert Season Brochure. No sooner was our Brochure released, than we heard that our Saturday 27 July invitation to Thompson near Watton will not now take place. This is a great shame, because we were looking forward to it very much, but rest assured everyone, that circumstances beyond our control won't get in the way of a good concert...!
Instead, we will be appearing 'at home' on Saturday 27th July 2019, as we have added in a Mile Cross Summer Concert date! So don't forget to change the Brochure if you have one: replace our 27 July invitation to Thompson with our own concert at Mile Cross Methodist Church, Norwich, and we hope to see you there. We don't 'name' guest invitations, because we try to fit into the theme of our hosts, so it's provisionally called "A Night with The Phoenix" for no better current reason than that is exactly what it will be!
Of course, even if you haven't got our 2019 Concert Season brochure (how did that happen???), you are very welcome to join us in Norwich that evening!
Reliving the Eggheads has been the appropriate thing to do this week.
On a particularly fine day yesterday, more than a dozen of our Members were able to say 'cheerio' on behalf of all of us at Phoenix to our singing pal and Tenor 2 Chris Hurst at a lovely church just north-west of Norwich. The service was very personally about Chris taking place in the church he was so familiar with and with the family he loved, the music he approved of and with all the gentleness that marked his character.
Among our number were the remaining members of 'Yes Sarah', our Eggheads Challengers Team: Philip, Jerry, Keith, Eddie and reserve Colin who, along with Chris had travelled to Glasgow to record the show. It was good for your scribe as a non-team member to listen to the memories and the stories of that 'telequizual' weekend... ...so much so that it felt quite fitting once home to watch the recording of the show again to see the lads in action, relive the Eggheads and inspire this piece.
Indeed, a fact not originally in our tribute to Chris is that in his head-to-head, he defeated no less an Egghead than Barry Simmons and did so in a round on History, one of Barry's passions. In fact, at the time of recording, Barry had only been defeated on that topic 4 times in 41 challenges, so no mean feat by Chris which, as said on a previous occasion, confirmed his place in Phoenix folklore.
So reliving the Eggheads yesterday was a natural thing to do on one of those days that you know, somehow, was appropriate to the friend we had lost.
(t)Witterings from the Choir's Webmaster, The Phoenix, but it's normally about what we are going to be or have been up to, something nice about someone we have sung with, or a gracious reply to one of your own wonderful comments.