Once again the festive season is upon us, and the Choir is having a well earned break from what has been a busy first half to our 2016/2017 season.
Marilyn has been busy introducing new music to the Choir. We are enjoying the wide variety of music on offer, ranging from sacred to Hungarian folk songs, to many new contemporary songs which make our rehearsals extremely enjoyable. Our extra half hour's rehearsal till 9.30 certainly helps us greatly with our new music.
Our autumn season commenced at the beginning of September with our first concert being at St Ninian's Church, Glenrothes on 17th September. Our programme was well received by all who attended.
On 1st October we headed up to Perth where we entertained a small but enthusiastic audience in Perth Cathedral. Their management committee were extremely grateful to the Choir, as they are trying to raise a substantial amount of money for urgent repairs to this wonderful building.
Mid October saw the Choir on its travels down to Hexham for a long weekend. We stayed at the local Best Western hotel which was enjoyed by all. On the Saturday evening we held a joint concert with the local male voice choir. A most enjoyable evening was had by all, and the Choirs raised in excess of £1000 for a local good cause.
Mid November saw us back in home territory visiting our friends at Wellesley Parish Church in Methil. The concert was arranged by Mary Reilly, whose late husband, Tom was a long serving member of our Choir. The concert raised over £1000 for church funds.
Our autumn season concluded with a concert at Pathhead Parish church which, apart from being our rehearsal venue offers the church as an ideal concert venue.
Mention should be made of our accompanist, Robin who, wherever the venue permitted, delighted both Choir and audience alike with hs organ solos. His mastery of this wonderful instrument has enthralled all who have had the privilege of hearing him.
In November, we had our Annual General Meeting. The Choir is doing well, with a very hard-working committee ensuring that all the administration is looked after in a timely and efficient manner. Roy Urquhart was appointed as Chairman for a further two years. Roy has done a great job of steering the ship, but as all good things come to an end, he has indicated that this will be his last term of office.
Dates for your 2017 diary:
January 20th: Concert in the Church of the Latter Day Saints, Kirkcaldy.
This concert is in aid of Refugee action Scotland.
February 6th : Participation in the Fife Festival of Music.
February 18th: Concert at Auchtermuchty Parish Church
March 31st: Concert at St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh
April 21st/22nd: East Fife Male Voice Choir Annual concert
Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy @ 7.30pm Tickets: £12(inclusive of programme)