On a balmy summer’s evening in July 2014, Spinnaker were delighted to welcome other local choruses to a joint singing event at Barton Hall. “It’s become something of a tradition,” says Chairman Maggi Mcewan, “and everyone looks forward to meeting up with old friends, listening to other choruses and performing in front of an enthusiastic audience.”

To get us started Jo Bradwell-Comben, our choreographer, led a lively physical warm-up that had some of the men’s choruses in stitches. Then we all stood together on the risers to form a chorus of over 120 singers for a performance of ‘Cheers’. “It was amazing to be part of such a big vocal sound,” says Kate Middleton, “and to harmonise male and female voices.” There were some fantastic chorus and quartet performances, including a sexy serenade to Jenny our MD by the men’s chorus The Royal Harmonics. It was such a fun evening, we didn’t want it to end.