Social events

We regularly hold social events so that choir members can let their hair down and get to know each other better.

The next social will be our annual Christmas Party on Friday, 6th December 2019 at St Nicholas’ Church Hall.   Then, we hold our Spring Social on 28th February, 2020 at the Vera Fletcher Hall. 

The last event was a Tea Party on 2nd June at Roger Oldcorn’s house.  The weather stayed kind to us and a lovely afternoon was had by those who attended.

Previously, we held a Supper Concert on 9 February, 2019 at the Vera Fletcher Hall, with a performance of ” Trial by Jury”, followed by a fish and chip supper.  Several members opted to take on the solo parts and dress up for the performance as evidenced below. 

Angelina and her bridesmaid (photo courtesy Bob Cotterill)

 

 

 

We held our Christmas Party on Friday, 14 December 2018 at St Nicholas’ Hall, Thames Ditton.  It featured an elf, hampers, ugly sisters and other evidence of jollity!

Christmas Elf

 

Ugly Sisters

Prize hampers

 

 

 

On Friday, June 8th 2018  we arranged to visit Vaughan Williams’ house as our “summer outing”.  https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/leith-hill-place.

Vaughan Williams’ home – Leith Hill Place

 

Ready to explore the woods near Leith Hill Place

 

Fun in the woods!

Leaving the Rhododendron Wood car park (National Trust) on Tanhurst Lane, near Leith Hill, members walked through the woods for about 10 minutes (¼ mile) to the house. There are 2001 species of rhododendrons, which we believe were provided by and planted by Charles Darwin’s sister plus giant redwoods, etc.

The house is not extensively furnished, but there are artists working in the house, two pianos you can play (obviously not R V-W’s!) and also portable guides to give you all the information on the house.

After a scenic drive through the Surrey Hills to Brockham we had an enjoyable lunch from the snack menu at The Grumpy Mole.      www.thegrumpymole.co.uk/brockham/brockham-snack.pdf

Our “Spring term” social was on Fri 9 February 2018 at the Vera Fletcher Hall in Thames Ditton.  This featured a supper concert and quiz.  The choir entertained the non-singers with Bob Chilcott’s ” Little Jazz Mass”. Other members provided entertainment in the form of songs, poetry and instrumental numbers.  And our very own “Swingle singers” made an appearance……

Our social event on Sun 4 June 2017 was rather special!  We celebrated our 60th Anniversary with a party (including a lamb roast!) at the Old Cranleighans Club in Thames Ditton from 1 pm onwards. It was an ideal venue with both indoor and outdoor space, and plenty of seating and parking.  The food was fabulous!

Outside seating at Old Cranleighans Club

We also put together a display of photos, programmes, memorabilia, etc covering the choir’s history.

Photos courtesy Valerie Thompson and Pauline Terry.

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