The Invesco Perpetual Choir will be singing the Mayor’s chosen Christmas carols at the Henley Festival on Friday evening. They will be accompanied by the Marlow Town Band and everyone is invited to join in.
The Herald went along yesterday to meet some of the choir members (Catherine Ellis, Donna Xanthidis, Libby Hallows, William Lam, Hedley Thorne and Graeme Proudfoot – pictured above) who have been rehearsing a lot over the last few weeks in their lunchtimes ready for Friday. They told us that originally they were going to a do a choir performance but unfortunately their conductor Paul Chesson has been taken ill and wasn’t able to lead them.
The choir was started around 10 years ago through the active Sports and Social committee at Invesco Perpetual. As Donna said, “Long before Gareth Malone choirs were started.” They told us – anyone can join and no musical or singing experience is required. The choir consists of current employees and also friends who have previously worked there and members come from all parts of the organisation including investment and IT. They normally perform at 2/3 events per year, their last one was at the Summer party when they performed some Western themed songs. They are also hoping to perform at the company’s Christmas lunch.
Their rehearsal went really well yesterday and they sounded fantastic. Please come and join them in singing some traditional carols including ‘Once in Royal David City’ and Oh Come All Ye Faithful’ on Friday after the Christmas tree lights have been switched on at 7pm.