The musical finale to Charter 700 took place on 17 October, with a wide variety of acts to please all tastes, some entertaining shenanigans from the Tring Town Crier and an enthusiastic audience to applaud the cast list of over 100 people taking part.
The purpose of the evening was to celebrate 700 years of music in Tring, but also to recognise the huge variety of excellent musicians that live on our doorstep.
Put on in aid of FOTCH, the evening came at a very pertinent time as the Lady Chapel was roped off for the completion of the South Aisle flooring work, funded with the help of FOTCH. We took the opportunity to hide a programme of the concert under a pew and so, hopefully, it will be found the next time the foundations are exposed. Perhaps in another 700 years?
The evening demonstrated what FOTCH does best; fun and fundraising – encouraging people to make new friends – and a massive amount of organisation behind the scenes. Special thanks to all the performers, but also to those who wrote the script, manned the barricades, opened doors never seen open before, carried the wine and erected the stage: Steve Berry, Barry and Peter Child, Helena Cook, Helen Dunford and Team,
Richard Grylls, Steve Kitchener, Tony Mackinder, Grahame Senior, Colin
Stevens, Kate Stratford and Emily Wood.
The photographs (taken by Steve Kitchener: imagebysteve.co.uk) demonstrate the wide range of talent on show. Where else would you have
a blues harmonica singer sharing the stage with a classical cellist? All this and £938.90 was raised for FOTCH funds:
‘It’s a Tring Thing!’
Event producer and FOTCH member and enthusiast