Sunday, October 19
Revelling in Religious Reminiscences
As part of our 50th year parish celebrations we staged a light hearted evening of catholic bingo and refreshments followed by a floor show. After the Bingo and suitably refreshed we all changed into appropriate colorful garb to sing all of the old hymns up to the present day interspersed with some jokes and lively banter.
An overhead power point presentation provided the words for most of the hyms so that the audience could join in.
One segment involved singing in Latin and during this segment I sang Panis Angelicas with my wife. The recording is rough, taken on the night from a digital camera and we both look rather comic in our overweight costumes but it does give you a flavor to the evening. Imagine 5 other singers in the same attire.
I’m afraid we are both getting too old to reliably remember all of it in Latin, so we had our music on hand for just this number.
You might think singing all of the old hymns and few modern extracts from religious musicals might be a tad boring but from all accounts everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.