|Type of post:||Chorus news item|
|Posted By:||John Beesley|
|Date Posted:||Tue, 19 Jan 2021|
|Saying goodbye is never easy, but last night at our virtual rehearsal we had to bid a sad farewell to our hugely-talented tenor and former MD Aidan Brand.
Aidan is moving on to pastures new in Somerset. He goes with our good wishes and grateful thanks for his enormous contribution to the life and success of Capital Chorus ever since he joined as a founder member almost four decades ago. As Musical Director Aidan guided us to win two separate awards at BABS Convention for the most improved chorus. He was involved in winning two further awards; the best small chorus in 2007 and the most entertaining chorus in 2018. No-one has done more to encourage quartet singing among our members. Two of Aidan's own quartets, Figaro and Bagatelle won gold in BABS seniors contests. Aidan has been a valued member of the music team. He's been an enthusiastic tenor section leader. His accountancy skills have helped him, as treasurer, to keep the chorus on a sound financial footing. He's always the first to put his name down for a sing-out, and the first to offer to buy a round in the pub afterwards. No wonder so many former chorus members willingly answered the call to join us in a farewell video, to sing a song arranged some years ago for us by Aidan, Queen's Crazy Little Thing called Love,
Watch the video