1. What is your name?
2. What is your role in the choir/What section do you sing in?
I am the choir’s treasurer and after starting off with the altos, I now sing in the tenor section.
3. How long have you been a member?
I joined the choir in January 2011 so a little over six years.
4. What’s your favourite song?
I have a few but ‘Absent in the Body, Present in the Lord’ by Donald Lawrence is a song that particularly moves me although we don’t sing it much these days.
5. What has been your most memorable experience with the choir to date?
Our trip to Portugal in 2016 which was to sing at the 100th anniversary of the resident choir in Aguada, was for me a tiring and intense three days, but such a fabulous experience; the warmth and hospitality we received was second to none and we really felt the need to put out one of our best performances in deep gratitude.
6.What do you enjoy most about being part of THGC?
The camaraderie and the sense that when we sing together, we do make a lovely sound. We’re a family with a shared interest!
7.If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you take, and why?
Difficult to say but a couple of large books (Roots, which I still haven’t read yet and anything on survival) and also a trowel!
8. If you could take 3 people with you on this desert island, who would they be and why?
If he were still alive, Nelson Mandela as I don’t think I’d have ever tired of his company and conversation; Peter Kay – he cracks me up; Rafa Nadal – to help me keep fit.
9. Complete this sentence: I’m happiest when I’m cooking for family and friends, in the garden or worshipping Jesus!