Our annual barbecue was once again held at Pamela Vivian’s home. The event was enjoyed by some 22 members and friends of the choir. The cloudy and cool weather did not dampen spirits, although a number of us preferred the comfort inside Pamela’s house. Tony Furze delivered as usual a generous offering of great barbecued meat which was complemented by salads and desserts prepared by members of the choir. It really was a lovely event and we hope to repeat it again next year.
As a tribute to Pamela Vivian for all that she has done, and continues to do, for the choir, the members offered her an evening to be remembered at Garsington Opera this summer. She sent us her thanks:
Dear All Saints’ Singers,
I cannot tell you how amazed I was at the extraordinary generosity you showed me this summer. The whole evening at Garsington Opera at Wormsley was truly magical. We started with a welcoming champagne ‘hors d’oeuvre’ followed by a wonderful first act of “Semele”. We then had a top notch interval meal in Jamie’s marquee restaurant and ended with the sumptuous and magical second half of Handel’s most wonderful opera. It was a truly magnificent evening in a simply scintillating setting. The weather was fine and the fairy-light atmosphere as dusk came and night descended was totally in keeping with the beauty of the music. This wonderful evening will be one of my most beautiful memories.
Tony and Jenny, David and Angela and David’s sister, Margaret, were there as also were Paul and Carol Gibbs and their daughter. We had an absolutely fabulous evening with Pamela.