During the Lockdown we have been maintaining a special “Lockdown” page in the Members’ section in an attempt to keep people in touch with each other. As Covid-19 seems to be continuing longer than we had expected, I thought we should add this similar page for our Patrons.
I shall attempt to keep you up to date with patron-related information, funnies and other items you might find of interest. Our Patrons are a very important part of our Choir. We don’t know what we would do without you and we look forward to seeing you at Toll Gavel and elsewhere as soon as it is humanly possible. Might we even go off on another weekend away together during the next year or so? Hmm. Depends on Mr Covid.
Remember that you can always contact me with any requests, offerings, complaints or suggestions, preferably by email – firstname.lastname@example.org
This also applies to any non-patrons who might have strayed onto this page and might wish to join us. Most of our patrons have been with us for many years, so there must be something good in it for them! Further details can be found on the “About the Choir” page of this website.
Best wishes and a hasty return to normality to you all
Our current loyal Patrons are:
|ATKIN, Mr &Mrs K||ATKINSON, Mr J||BASKERVILLE Mrs N||BINNINGTON Mrs E||DIXON, Mrs D||FERRIMAN Mrs E|
|FRANKLAND, Mr & Mrs P||FREEMAN Mrs L||GODSON, Mrs M T||GRAY, Mr & Mrs W||GRIMES, Mr & Mrs G||HARDING,Mr & Mrs G|
|HARLAND, Mr & Mrs C||HARRISON, Mr P||JACKSON, Mrs, P||JAMES, Mrs B||JOHNSON, Mrs R M||KHURI , Mr & Mrs M|
|KIRKBY, Mr & Mrs, S||LANCASTER, Mr C L||LOS, Mrs P||BENFELL, Mr & Mrs K||MARGINSON, Miss B||MOLLOY Miss E|
|MOXON, Mrs D||MOXON, Mrs R||NEEDHAM, E||NEWLOVE Mrs B||NOON Andy & Tracy||PORTER, Mr & Mrs, A|
|RANSON, Mr & Mrs, P||RIGBY, Mr D||RUSSELL, Mrs Pat||SAGAR, Mr & Mrs I||SCROWSTON, Mrs S||SCRUTON, Mr & Mrs N|
|SHARP, Mr, J||SHAVE, Mr & Mrs P||SIMPSON, Mrs L||SKINN, Mrs B||SMITH, Mr & Mrs G||SMITH Mrs H|
|STOW Mrs J||STUBBS, Mrs B||WELBURN Mr & MrsB||WRAY, Mr & Mrs J||WRENCH, Mrs||WROOT Mrs G|
Please contact me:
1. If you are a patron but your name does not appear
2. If there is an error
3. If your name appears here but you have not yet provided me with your email address. At the risk of being boring I say again that being able to email is so very much easier for all concerned (well, me!)
Honorary Life Members:
Members who have served the Choir exceptionally well as Musical Director/Musical Accompanist/President/Long-serving, retired members who have provided exceptional service to the choir.
|ANDREWS, Kate||CAVE, Pat||CHRISTIE, Ann||CROSS, John||EASTWOOD, Andrew||
Patrons of long standing, as well as widows of departed members, will I am sure also be interested in the material on the “Memorabilia” and “Lest we Forget” pages under “About the Choir”.
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A contribution from Richard Pollard of Driffield MVC and an old friend of BMVC. Great fun (both Richard and the Blob Opera). Easily possible to play for an hour!
Some very good thoughts – some seen before, some not (by me, anyway)
As I sat, strapped in my seat waiting during the countdown, one thought kept crossing my mind … every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder.-John GlennWhen the white missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land.They said ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.– Desmond TutuAmerica is a country where a significant proportion of the population believes that professional wrestling is real but the moon landing was faked.– David LettermanI’m not a paranoid, deranged millionaire. I’m a billionaire.– Howard HughesAfter the game, the King and the Pawn go into the same box.– Italian proverbThe only reason they say ‘Women and children first’ is to test the strength of the lifeboats.– Jean KerrI’ve been married to a communist and a fascist, and neither would take out the garbage.– Zsa Zsa GaborWhen a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.– Prince PhilipWood burns faster when you have to cut and chop it yourself.– Harrison FordThe best cure for sea sickness, is to sit under a tree.– Spike MilliganLawyers believe a man is innocent until proven broke.– Robin HallKill one man and you’re a murderer, kill a million and you’re a conqueror.– Jean Rostand.Having more money doesn’t make you happier. I have 50 million dollars but I’m just as happy as when I had 48 million.– Arnold Schwarzenegger.We are here on earth to do good unto others What the others are here for, I have no idea.– W. H AudenIf life were fair Elvis would still be alive today and all the impersonators would be dead.– Johnny CarsonHollywood must be the only place on earth where you can be fired by a man wearing a Hawaiian shirt and a baseball cap.– Steve MartinHome cooking. Where many a man thinks his wife is.– Jimmy DuranteAmerica is so advanced that even the chairs are electric. /– Doug HamwellThe first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone.– George RobertsIf God had intended us to fly he would have made it easier to get to the airport.– Jonathan WinterI have kleptomania, but when it gets bad, I take something for it.– Robert BenchleyThe weather person is the only person that I know, that can be wrong 99.9 % of the time and still have a job the next day.-Johnny Carson
See the Choir’s virtual performance of “You’ll never walk alone”
Here’s something to make you sit up!
Steve Horner was for very many years a NHS technician before his retirement some years ago and felt it his duty to go back and help out, on a voluntary basis, during the current Covid crisis.
He started work in Ward 9, HRI, in a liaison and communications capacity on Monday 16th November and promises to be very careful. The Chairman expresses the best wishes and compliments of the Choir to Steve on his public-spirited course of action.
The young Liz Wilson at an early Russian concert?