This year we experimented with extending our choir year for four weeks after our annual June concert at Privett. Richard invited Jamie Hall, a BBC singer and Music Director of the Romsey Choral Society, to join us for a couple of sessions to give us much appreciated advice and tips on voice techniques. Those of us who attended thoroughly enjoyed these slightly more informal rehearsal sessions and especially our performance on the last evening on the veranda at our local, The Trooper Inn. Conducted and accompanied by Richard on the piano (balanced on a picnic table) we sang four short pieces – As Torrents in Summer – Elgar, Locus Iste – Bruckner, Who is Sylvia – Shearing and If Ye Love Me – Tallis. Our appreciative audience even persuaded us to perform an encore! It was a perfect end to the choir year and provided a welcome opportunity to enjoy a drink together. Sue Clegg, Chairman.