Name: Bob

Section: Tenor

Any official choir function? No.

Joined in: 1997

Daylight job: Retired (I’m not telling you about my night-time one….)

Why did you join a choir? I love singing in choirs, especially unaccompanied stuff

What do you enjoy most about singing with us? The music and the friendliness of other members. About the friendliest I’ve been in – and I’ve been in quite a few.

What is the most exciting piece you’ve ever sung? Rachmaninov Vespers

What’s the hardest piece you’ve ever sung? Monteverdi Vespers

Which piece is your guilty pleasure? Josquin – Nymphes des Bois, though I have never sung it

Do you also play an instrument and if so, which? None

What other music do you enjoy? Solo piano – mostly classical, Scott Joplin and flamenco guitar

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not singing? I’m Mr Fixit in our house. I fix mobile phones and flog them on eBay

Tea break! What’s your favourite biscuit? Plain Hobnobs

What’s your choir super-power? Eh?

Tell us something we don’t know about you.  I’m a licensed amateur radio operator, callsign MM0RKT. I’m also a member of a Belgian Confrèrie.


What would you say to anyone thinking of joining our choir? Come along for a try – you’ll like it! If you’re a tenor, brilliant!

Feel like taking Bob up on his invitation? We rehearse every Thursday at 19.30 in Woodlands Methodist Church – do come and join us!


3 thoughts on “Meet…Bob

  1. Pretty close, ural000. It’s a group of people who live in a small vallage in Lincent in Belgium who formed a Confrerie to promote the village and 3 beers. I’m their Consul, although I still have no idea what my function is. I think they’ve adopted me as a mascot……
    They have a dinner every 2 years and invite people from other Confreries. The dinner last year had 290 guests and lasted from 3 o’clock until….. Confreries are specifically Fancophone affairs and guests come mainly from France, Luxmbourg, Switzerland and Canada. There doesn’t seem to be anything similar in the UK.
    Next year’s dinner will be for the 20th birthday of Djozef, the big guy in the right of the picture. I thought that the big girl on his left was his girlfiend, but it’s St Pancras, a 14-year old boy. Don’t ask me what the giants are all about – I haven’t a clue.

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