PATRONS

 
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Dear Patrons,
 
 
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.
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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 – julianmusik@icloud.com 
 
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
 
Julian Musik
Patrons’ Coordinator

 
 
Our current loyal Patrons are:
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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 LOVEJOY, Mrs D B 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
BENFELL, Mr & Mrs K          

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!)
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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
 WALKER, Dorothy
 WILKINSON, David
 
 

 
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”.



Zoom Meetings and Virtual Choir

1. To sign up to Zoom is easy and it won’t cost you anything.  Here is how to do it:

You need either a computer with a microphone – internal will do, a tablet (eg ipad), or smartphone.

You’ll need the Zoom Cloud meetings software on that device.
 
For an android smartphone this is easily found on Google Play Store for Android, download it, it’s free.
 
On a computer or ipad go to the website:
 
https://zoom.us/
 
You can also join via ordinary phone:
0800 260 5801

Meeting ID: 365 824 3877
Password: 201208

Click on “Sign Up, It’s Free” and create an account with your email address.  At some point during the sign-up procedure it’ll download the Zoom software.  You’ll need to install this (look in your downloads folder if it’s not obvious during this procedure).
 
You may need to give it permission to access your microphone, or sound card, please accept this.
 
Ideally you should be in a quiet room, and probably helpful if you wear headphones, or ear buds to listen on (don’t worry if you don’t have any).
 
 
 
2. Join our Patrons Concert – 7pm 7/12/2020
 
 
To join this, simply click (at about 7pm):
 
BMVC Zoom Meeting:

 
See the Choir’s virtual performance of “You’ll never walk alone”
 
https://youtu.be/ulv4OrPGb1k
 
 
 

And if you like the moon
 

 
 
 
 

 
How clever some people are!
 

 
Hon(ourable) Secretary
 
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.
 

 

A Contribution from Julian
 
Hi, I wasn’t allowed to say anything until today, but it’s now okay for me to share that I have volunteered for the Covid-19 vaccine trials that th e government are running in partnership with Pfizer. It’s important that we all do our part to beat this virus. The vaccine is the one that has been developed in Russia. I received my first dose this morning 06:20 am, and I wanted to let you all know that it’s completely safe, with иo side effects whatsoeveя, and that I feelshκι я чувю себя немного стрно и я думю, что вытл осные уши. чувству себя немго страо.

. чувству себя немго страо.


Trump’s last stand


For your entertainment

 


The young Liz Wilson at an early Russian concert?
 
 
 
 

I told my suitcases there would be no holiday this year.  Now I’m having to deal with the emotional baggage.

 
Some Latin stuff for you

A Roman centurion walked into a taverna, held up two fingers and said, “Five pints, please”.

On the menu – “Carpe diem” – “Fish of the day”

And a Latin poem:

Caesar et sum jam forte,

Brutus et erat,

Caesar sic in omnibus, Brutus sic in at.

 

 
 
**Note that with videos you can click the small square bottom right corner for full screen.**
 

 

Assistant Musical Director Nigel Clarke has been busy using the magic of “Zoom” to produce a rendition of the very moving song “Sleep Sweet Evermore”, which we sang along with Driffield and Hull Male Voice Choirs at the Menin Gate two years ago.  Some of their members also accompany us here.


Play this every few days to cheer yourself up!