In the second Singing session for the month we had Kieran Smith and Brian Greed playing the piano for the session as our pianist Gwen Barnes was at a Teachers College reunion in Bendigo. Brian also brought along his barrel organ which he has spent seven months making during the lock down of 2021.
This barrel organ plays music when the handle is turned, the musical score having been previously punched out on a roll of thick paper. Brian demonstrated this music to us during morning tea, and we were all fascinated with the technology which had gone into producing the sounds.
As this will be the last Singing report for 2021 I would like to thank the three Leaders, Kieran, Brian and Margaret for the preparation they put into choosing songs for each session and for leading the sessions. Many thanks also to our talented pianist Gwen Barnes who has provided great musical accompaniment in 2021.
I would also like to thank Wendy Hyland for assisting with sorting the song books and putting the books back in the cupboard each week. Thank you also to the guys who put the chairs away after each session, and set up the tables for the Hub each time. These may seem small jobs. However, they contribute immensely to the smooth running of Singing for Fun and Harmony.
Best wishes to everyone for a Happy Christmas. Hope to see you all in 2022.