The sounds of singing and laughter echoed from the walls of St George’s Church Hall in Chaulden as people enjoyed some Singing for the Brain.
The friends of ‘Singing for the Brain’ joined with a small group of Dacorum Community Choir members for an afternoon of music, hosted by Kerry Brabant.
Kerry organise an hour of non-stop music with actions which everyone really enjoyed.
Ynis Richardson, a member of Dacorum Community Choir, had introduced the idea of the get-together and the wheels were put in motion by Rufus Frowde, the musical director of the choir.
The programme was arranged to combine the different groups in such a way that everyone could be satisfied. It was a big ask but Kerry had it all in hand and she and Rufus ‘put their heart and soul into the event’.
The ‘welcome’ song and the ‘armchair warm-up’, which included smiling, led up to the first song the opening line of which was ‘A you’re adorable’.
Two popular songs ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’ and ‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot’ also rang out from the church... at the same time.
The singers were divided into two and both songs were sung together.
‘Delilah’, was also sung with ‘great gusto’ according to organisers and brought the afternoon to an end.
A spokesman said: “The enjoyment for everyone was obvious and it was agreed that this sort of session should be repeated.”
Jack Baynton-Glen, a regular attender, said he found the session ‘exciting and well presented’.
“We all had a wonderful time,” he said.
Two days later the venue had changed.
It has been announced that, for the fourth year running, the Dacorum Community Choir has accepted an invitation to sing at the Hertfordshire County Show, which takes place on Saturday May 24. Visit dacorum communitychoir.org