Previous Concerts

A Concert for a Summer Evening, June 2021

Well, there was clearly going to be no Privett church concert this year but in spite of this the choir determined to sing throughout, mainly on Zoom, and recently in a redundant windy and open-ended cowshed – that’s keenness for you. And as there was to be no singing in church it was decided to have a mini concert and picnic in the churchyard, just for our friends and families.

What a revelation and what a setting! A group of volunteers have over the past year cleared Privett churchyard, restoring graves, felling unwanted trees, and providing a wonderful open space and vista of the countryside for all to enjoy. Everything combined to make this a special event. The weather for a start was glorious; the setting perfect, and we all enjoyed our picnics. I also like to think that the choir sang quite well – some jolly ditties with a couple of short more serious pieces; about twenty minutes in all.

Rob Hollis gave a stirring talk, telling the story of the Great Endeavour; how he and Ian Hughes gathered volunteers, funds, experts – and awards! I am sure they would wish me to say that work is still in progress, so volunteer helpers and funds will continue to be welcome.  

A magical evening indeed.

David Dobson