Before any warm ups we heard from Richard from The MS Society without his official shirt. The branch we support covers Bridport, Lyme Regis Portland and some other bits. The oldest member is 104. All commitie members are volunteers, and have usually been affected by MS in some way. Richard himself has been diagnosed with the condition. All money raised goes to support anyone affected by MS. Home adaptations, FES machines to aid mobility, social outings and respite care are among supports provided by the charity.
The disability is caused by nerve damage, and scarring in the brain. Treatments are improving with changes now that we didn't have 5 years ago. No one had any questions for Richard so he thanked us and left us to sing!
Then Ed plugged the keyboard back in so that we could warm up. Notices first. Don't come next week. That leaves 5 sessions to our concert! Ed also thanked everyone for coming to the meeting on Monday.
Jenny shared the running order of the wedding then we all had a go of sounding like Karen. It was easier for most when Ed changed the key. He changed the key again for the middle eight without telling us but we forgave him. D+4. Oh yes indeedy.
Next we revisited So Happy Together. Just a run through before another new song. Yes, a Christmas song! Jenny downloaded Stop The Cavalry. Luckily Julie knew how to fit many of these words in as many of us didn't.
Time to impress Jenny with our sound effects - would be better without the giggles but still, I think Jenny felt it. Well she felt something.
A wedding song, True Love Ways had only a link instead of a set of words. So we left that for The Sound Of Music Medley! Which we know quite well now. Jenny liked it so much she gave us the clap. And Ed gave us a bum-note warning! And mentally ordered a take away for his tea ...
And finally, Rosé, voted by us, to finish.
I love ya! Keep singing XXXX