Two Turtle Doves

Last night’s concert was the second of two joint concerts with choirs, last week the Preston Orpheus Choir at Preston Guild Hall and last night the Lytham St. Annes Choral Society in Drive Methodist Church, St Annes. In both concerts, the choir sang John Rutter’s Shepherd Pipe Carol, nothing unusual there, but it got me thinking about pairs of things. For instance, both musical directors at last night’s concert teach at the same school, both tenor trombones are called John and the top two cornet players are both ex-army bandsmen. There were two Matts and two Marks playing and both euphonium players’s mums are piano teachers. Not only that, both euphonium players have professional opera singing siblings, although I’m not sure you would have been able to tell that from Anthony Roocroft’s singing in the Twelve Days of Christmas. One other thing, the two baritone players are the best looking players in the band…

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