Immediate past Chairman of the Choir, Gordon Blanc, has announced his retirement as a member of the Choir. In a letter to Chairman, John Wakeland, Gordon explained that his troublesome and very painful hip has made appearing on stage to be extremely difficult to the point where it would not be possible for him to continue.
“I have made so many wonderful friendships and had so many wonderful experiences” – Gordon Blanc
Gordon explains: “I have made so many wonderful friendships and had so many wonderful experiences since becoming a member back in 2009. lt was in that year that I first learned of M&DMVC as I was attempting to find an audience for Basingstoke MVC when the Choir visited Nottingham.”
“I owe this choir so much and I wish the choir, lan and the Music Team and yourself as their Chairman every success as you go from strength to strength. I do hope to occasionally visit you at rehearsal and thank you all so much friendship and support over the years.”
Gordon’s last appearance with Mansfield & District MVC was the joint charity concert with Basingstoke Hospital MVC at All Saints’ Church, Basingstoke on May 26th.
Whilst on the mini-tour to Oxford and Basingstoke, at our hotel in Newbury, the Choir wished Gordon and wife Jill all the very best for the future and were able to present to the couple tokens of appreciation to the couple ( Jill has also been an energetic the Supporters’ Group and has also retired from these duties).