Preview: St Richard Singers “A song will rise” and our lockdown experience

We are back!

Almost two years to the day of our last live concert (19 Dec 2019) we are pleased to invite you to our first free post-lockdown live performance on Monday, 6 December 2021, at 7.30 pm at a special concert venue: St. Peter’s Church in Westhampnett.

How did we get there?

As soon as the ban on live singing for amateur choirs was lifted, we cast around for an outdoor venue that would ease our way out of the enforced silence. We alighted on the paddock behind St. Peter’s Church in Westhampnett, and what an inspired choice it was. In July & August we shared this great “Cathedral of the Outdoors” with birds, bats and even grass snakes, and were encouraged by the occasional appreciative (i.e. barking) dog.

These surroundings as well the circumstances of the past two years determined the choice of programme for this first post-lockdown concert.

We greased our shrivelled vocal cords through sunshine & rain, oppressive heat and early twilight.

In September we were ready to return to indoor singing at St. George’s in Chichester – albeit still socially distanced – encouraged by our “al fresco” experience.

Please join us for our “seasonal unseasonal Concert” to remember those we have lost during the past two years, to say thank-you to the people of St. Peter’s for providing us with a temporary home in difficult circumstances, and above all to celebrate the glories of music this St. Cecilia tide.

Free seasonal refreshments are available.
The retiring collection will be be split evenly between St. Peter’s Church and St Richard Singers.

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