We are pleased to announce that John Wakeland is our new Chairman.
John introduces himself by explaining a little bit about himself and his background:
“I am a sixty-seven-year-old retired self-employed joiner/builder. I was introduced to the choir by my friend some ten year ago having never thought about singing as a hobby. I really don’t know why I thought it such a good idea but was always moved by the power of song albeit within the pop scene. I don’t read music and cannot play an instrument, but I knew I could hold a note, so I was interested enough to give it a try.”
“The venues you sing at are varied and take you to places you wouldn’t ordinarily go”
“As a hobby its relatively affordable but hugely rewarding. The sounds created by the choir entertain the audiences of which you become a part and share their praise. The venues you sing at are varied and take you to places you wouldn’t ordinarily go. You also meet choristers from all walks of life and make bonds with like- minded people.”
“I really enjoy the choir and all its aspects, from the friends I’ve met to the venues it takes me, but most of all for the pleasure of singing. If you’ve never sung before in public then you won’t fully understand the last statement, but I can assure you when the applause starts then you will understand.”
John is already making a difference in our choir and we wish him all the best for a successful and fruitful period in office.