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Wortley Hall dinner

Huge thanks to choir member Chris Blackburn for taking these photographs at a dinner at Wortley Hall on Saturday May 26th to mark the retirements after many years of musical director Fran Wells and accompanist Lorraine Pearson.

But neither Fran nor Lorraine will be severing their long association with the choir.  In a friendly swap, Fran is staying on as deputy musical director as Daniel Timmins takes the helm and Lorraine has kindly agreed to be on hand to step into her old role as accompanist when her successor Kim Kaye is unavailable.

Fran has led the choir for 22 years and Lorraine has given nearly 34 years’ service, a remarkable record.  Fran began his association with the choir 30 years ago as a baritone soloist.