From: Bill Hill, Press Officer
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A CHOIR’S FAREWELL
The Radcliffe On Trent Male Voice Choir sang farewell to their long-standing member David Banks, on the occasion of his Celebration and Thanksgiving service on 10th February at St John of Beverley, Whatton in the Vale.
Over 30 choir members sang two of his favourite pieces, the devotional Morte Christie and the spiritual Oh What A Morning, followed by a commendation and blessing. The choir was accompanied by long-standing pianist Eleonora Babitsky and directed by Deborah Davies, who also played the organ. The choir’s previous Musical Director Richard Howarth also attended, and a fine address was given by Alan Haydock to a large congregation, such is the affection in which David was held. Snow and wind did not deter those attending and Mrs Judith Banks was able to thank everyone present at the church hall post service reception. David supported many aspects focussed on the choir in addition to serving as Chairman, not least being an enthusiastic participant in many sailing adventures.
The choir will be on their annual tour in April, this time to Cornwall and will return in May to host the Midlands East NAC Group 5 Choir Festival at their home church of St Mary’s in Radcliffe on Trent.
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