Also, from President Gillian
"I would like to
pass on my heartfelt thanks and congratulations to all those choristers who travelled to Sydney to sing the Mozart Requiem in the Opera House. You
were, and always are, amazing.
I don't think it can be said often enough how professional the choristers are and this certainly showed in Sydney. When we turn pages we do
it quietly, at the end of a movement we remain still and wait for the conductor, and when we sing we put our heart and souls into
it (and for the most part stay in time!!). Steve Watson, MD of the Beethoven Society, said that the massed choir had never sounded better,
and I believe that as a choir we can rightfully take much of the credit for that.
I would like to thank Robyn Ryan, on behalf of everyone, for being such a dynamic and professional MD and
I hope she realises how much we respect and appreciate all she does for our choir.
As I have said before, I am immensely proud and feel
privileged to be part of such a great group of people, and would particularly like to thank the Section Leaders and the committee from both this year and last year. These people put in that extra
little bit - ok a big bit - and of course do so on a purely voluntary basis. "