2016 – another vintage year!


What a brilliant week that was!  The weather started off well, descended into wintry gloom by mid-week, but recovered itself by Thursday evening to give us one of the best final days in years.  The music was just as varied, and we made full use of our newly enlarged brass section via Mahler, Mussorgsky, and Ketèlbey, among many others.

The new ‘higher-lower’ round in the quiz was an instant hit, and the result was in the balance until the very last minute, when ‘Mahler Flounce’ pipped the other teams to the winning post with their double limerick sung to the tune of ‘Ding Dong Merrily on High’.

We had a few new members join us this year and I hope that they all felt welcome.  I also hope that they want to come back in 2017!  A word of caution – we do expect to be quite full up, so get your reservation in early.  We can usually accommodate one or two more brass and string players though.

We’ll publish some photos and other observations here in the coming weeks, as well as the list of music played.  Feel free to send any pictures in if you want the world to see them.

In the meantime – keep practising.  You have 51 weeks!