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1966 President’s Evening
President – Beverley Town Mayor ?Neville Hobson
MA Kathleen Beswick
Identifications from various sources:
1974 Presidents Evening
President – Beverley Town Mayor ?A Neville-Collier
MA Kathleen Beswick
Front row – 3rd from left Percy Huzzard, Hon Sec
3rd from right Henry Dover
Back Row – 3rd from right Frank Meadley
Extreme right Frederick Berriman
1981, Presidents Evening
1992 – A prize to anyone who can explain why there are two photos, one with more choristers than the other!
1991 trip to the Royal Albert Hall with other Yorkshire Choirs – Note the white roses. Wonder what happened to our old habit of wearing same to sing a Yorkshire Day concert each year? See the late great Derek Robinson conducting in fine form in the Beverley Advertiser photo at departure. The ever-present Dorothy Walker wields the Union flag
As of June 2019, just four of the above, Mark Williams, Mike Offen, Ken Doran and Ian Christie, still sing with the choir. Reg Osgerby was the last founder member to leave us, aged 94 some 5 years ago. We sang his request “Eli Jenkins’ Prayer” at his funeral. The song was not part of our repertoire and we had to learn it from scratch for his funeral. Reg, a true rascal, probably knew that. He was a very fine bass singer who had served as a Sergeant in the East Yorkshire Regiment during WW2.
1995 – 40th Anniversary – Ferguson Fawsitt
In Toll Gavel – with the now disbanded Lydian Male Voice Choir. The big chap at the back is Peter Brady, who later joined BMVC and once distinguished himself in a panto by playing all seven dwarfs. He tragically died while on holiday in Turkey though his widow Sue is still a patron.
In Hull City Hall with Hull, Driffield, and Lydian Male Voice Choirs and the EYMS Band.
2000 – Presidents handover from Raymond Coles to Ann Christie – the first of Ann’s two presidencies!
A close study of chair legs reveals that things look a bit cramped in the centre front as very supportive President Philip Smith, (who very sadly died young not long after his term of office ended), Pat and Liz are sharing two chairs between them. Don’t ask.
Gordon King ( front row, extreme right) became the first member to sing at his own funeral! As the exit music, we heard Gordon’s fine bass voice in the solo part of “The Hippopotamus Song” from an old CD. Nigel presented Gordon’s daughters with a beautiful reproduction of the track. There was also a recording of the lovely voice of his grand-daughter, who later sang a guest spot at two of the Choir’s concerts. An extreme devotee of the Choir, Gordon, though quite ill, sang at a concert in Withernsea three day before his death.
|Paul Camm (VP)
|Amy Butler (Pianist)
|Kate Andrews (President)
|Liz Wilson (MD)
|Nigel Clarke (Asst MD)
First Tenor Second Tenor Baritone Bass
An earlier version of the Choir badge. Note that we have gone from DJ to blue to scarlet and, in 1917, to our current burgundy colour.
Programmes from a 1997 visit to Germany.