To conclude our 60th anniversary year, the choir had a very enjoyable lunch at Weston Turville Golf Club in June. Our invited guests included Helen Blakeman, who had been our Conductor from 1984 to 1994, and Barbara Fell, the only surviving member of the original group which became December Festival Choir in 1958. (We changed our name to Aylesbury Festival Choir in 2000).
We were also pleased to welcome 5 of our previous Chairmen, covering a period of 27 years - see below for a "Group of Chairs" photo including Mike, maybe the only true Chairman!
Members past and present enjoyed the opportunity to chat and catch up with each other and to share musical memories. We had a celebration cake, of course, and toasted the choir’s 60 successful years - and we look forward to the next decade of singing.