A barbecue for tour members (and a few members of the choir’s alumni) brought the choir back together after, ahem, just four days apart. So what have we learnt after Taplow’s latest social function?
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Andrew Burdett, just back from a choir tour of South Bohemia and Prague, reflects on the beginning of the end of his Taplow Youth Choir membership.
In this, the tenth anniversary concert of Taplow Choirs, there were all of the organisation’s traditions. As usual, a broad programme carried an eclectic range of music, from sacred to spiritual. A possibly slightly ill-rehearsed dance, to a lively African number, nonetheless attracted huge applause. And, as ever, parents fanned themselves madly; a vain attempt to relieve themselves of the insane heat.
A birthday in late-April is no time to hold a celebration (examinations begin in the early weeks of May), but two months on, my late eighteenth birthday party was blessed with wonderful weather.
Five years after the family hosted an evening boat party to mark Mum’s 50th and Harriet’s 18th, I picked this Sunday afternoon to hold my very own. With me engrossed in revision, Dad had done the vast majority of the organising, although I came up with the finer details: deciding on the menu, compiling the playlist, and suggesting a ‘Henley’ dress code.
Taplow Youth Choir – of which I am a member – tonight sang choral evensong at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. A quality performance, it delighted one tourist.