On Thursday December 13th, the team visited Whiston Village Hall to play for the Whiston WI.
We received a very warm welcome, and enjoyed a delicious supper - a selection of hot and cold food, followed by indulgent puddings.
We played most of the pieces which we performed at our own recent concert, with a few extra carols added for the audience to join in with.
Wendy earnestly prompted us to keep focused ( and to keep smiling!) which we really tried to do..in spite of a few things going wrong. A music stand fell off the table, carrying the music with it, which heightened anxiety levels, but was no doubt entertaining for the audience. We carried on regardless, congratulating ourselves afterwards on our increasingly professional approach in soldiering on.
Wendy quoted some common handbell sayings during her introduction:
“The right note rung at the wrong time is a wrong note. The wrong note rung at the right time is also a wrong note..especially when it’s the first one of the piece. If you happen to ring a wrong note give a nasty look to one of your neighbours as though it was their error (usually to the right.)" That’s not so good for me as my particular position happens to be the furthest to the right. Oh dear!!
Well...we managed to turn up on time, with most of us in the right uniform (you know who you are!!), and to play all of the right bells, usually at the right time.
Many thanks to all of the WI members who were appreciative and wonderful hosts.
Alan’s cracker joke of the evening:
“What did Cinderella say when she took her photos to be developed?
Some day my prints will come!”
Photo by Alan Walters