Our singing friend Chris Hurst (front, right), with 'Yes Sarah!' team captain Philip Bourne in the background.
We had intended that this week's blog should reflect the growing excitement of laying out our plans for the next couple of years, for all sorts of reasons.
But we have to put things into perspective...
We have been very saddened to learn that our friend Chris Hurst has passed away and that the 'gentle man' of our Tenor 2s will no longer be part of our singing ranks.
Not just a well-liked and respected chorister, but Chris will always be part of Phoenix folklore as a member of our Eggheads Challengers Quiz Team 'Yes Sarah!' in September 2016.
Whilst we will miss Chris at our rehearsals and concerts, and will remember him with great affection, we send our full and heartfelt thoughts and condolences to Chris's wife, Jane, and his family and friends outside of our membership, at this very sad and difficult time.