All Singing for Fun and Harmony meetings from July 2017 will be in the U3A Room at the Benalla Rural City Seniors Complex in Fawckner Drive Benalla. Enter by the side door which is in the car port. During this past month Faith Hicks continued her revival of some of the first songs that the Singing for Fun group sang. More than half of the group had good memories of these English, Scottish and Irish sing-a-long songs.
Margaret Merriman introduced the group to the ”Hippopotamus Song”, the chorus of which was well known. However, some members had not heard the quirky words of the verses which contribute to a more interesting rendition of the song.
Two songs which we had not sung before, namely “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah” and “Istanbul” (not “Constantinople”) were introduced to us by Brian Greed this month. Both songs were enthusiastically enjoyed by the group. Gwen Barnes our pianist is ever patient with the group, often suggesting small improvements which can be made.
Spontaneous singing provides highlights to special events. Such was the singing of “For he’s a jolly good fellow” when the group were told of member Ken Whan being awarded the Order of Australia Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year. Congratulations Ken.
The next meeting of Singing for Fun will be held on Thursday 6th. July 2017 in the U3A Room of Benalla Rural City Seniors Complex in Fawckner Drive Benalla at 10am. Come and see and enjoy our new facility.
(Please note that the information on page 11 of the Newsletter is rather confusing - Singing for Fun is to be held on Thursday 6th at 10 am. Please use the information in the Newsletter Report itself and given here).