Hunstanton Community Choir can look back at a highly successful year in which the singers have enjoyed progression on every front.
At the start of 2014 little did the choir know just how far it would go in 12 months.
John Steel, from the community choir, said: “Had someone stood up and told us in January that by the end of the year the choir would not only be accompanying four professional artists ‘live on stage’ but that it would also be singing a range of different songs, and that all of the songs would be sung without reference to song sheets?
“Some may have suggested that those proposing such achievements were still hung over from the New Year celebration!
“Yes, there has been a range of different emotions experienced; excitement, frustration and apprehension and many challenges we have had to face. The calendar of events included our own concert last April and the open air Chalk Pits concert in the summer with songs to commemorate the First World War.
“The choir also supported the nationwide charity Children in Need and the Delta Pilots Show along with the normal end of year seasonal events to support the local community.
“To achieve such a wide and diverse range of songs has required both commitment and a lot of hard work from all those involved in the choir. The type of music has ranged from classical, folk, popular, traditional and rock; a very impressive portfolio to have for a community choir.
“Yes, we may not always have hit the right note, and may have missed the odd entry, but that is all part of the learning process; next time we will be better!”
The choir is back rehearsing at the Town Hall on January 13, 7pm, and the next production is the annual concert on Saturday, April 25.