The Band was privileged to be invited to take part in the Three Choirs Festival at Worcester Cathedral on Saturday 2nd August. The slight problem was that the concert was scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. – in our view somewhat early for a Saturday morning especially as it involved setting off from Portsmouth in the coach at 0530hrs – ‘Sparrows’ in Naval parlance! However we arrived in sufficient time to set up and rehearse before the gig and to our astonishment several hundred people turned up to nearly fill the Cathedral. Remarkable, and a very good gig was enjoyed by all.
Extra special thanks to the ladies of the Innsworth MWC – Gita’s Girls – for similarly getting to Worcester in time and for providing the audience with such an outstanding musical treat, a terrific addition to our programme which the good people of Worcester – all those early risers! – clearly enjoyed enormously.