There was a good turn-out from Choristers at Mansfield Museum, Leeming Street this Saturday morning, 10 March 2018.
The Choir had been invited to sing as the Sister Cities Exhibition was officially closed by the Mayor, Kate Allsop. The month-long Exhibition was a celebration of Mansfield’s relationships with other Mansfield’s’ around the world, featuring photographic and video displays plus fascinating memorabilia.
The event also included a colouring competition which was judged on Saturday by Mayor Kate Allsop and our very own Geoff Mansfield, Events Manager at Mansfield & District MVC. There were two classes up to 10 years and 11 to 14years. Lovely boxes of colouring pencils will be awarded to the two winners in the Mayor’s office in due course.
Saturday was the first occasion (not including the breakfast at Skegby) with Ian as Acting Musical Director at the helm. It was opportunity to air one or two numbers which will be sung with the massed choirs at the Royal Albert Hall in May ( see Events page for further details of this event).
The Choir is very proud of its place in our community and Saturday was very valuable in strengthening existing links with The Sister Cities Association, Mansfield, England. We are very much looking forward to an event entitled “Autumnal Air” in September of this year. The concert is sponsored and will be hosted by Sister Cities. Full details, again, are on the Events page.
Saturday was also a chance for Choristers to meet our Mayor. And, of course, for her to meet us. We know that she was impressed by our singing.
“What wonderful ambassadors you are for Mansfield and District. And the way the voices blend together makes the hairs on your neck stand up. Amazing” said the Mayor.
As the Choir looks forward to 2019 and its 75th anniversary year we will be looking to strengthen our links with our community even more and to create a fruitful relationship with our local Council for a new generation of Mansfield folk.
( The sad news of the passing of Tony Bramley was announced following our singing at this event and this blog post has been dedicated to his memory. May he rest in peace).