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50 Years making music

John Webber celebrated 50 years as a working musician on Saturday 21st June with a splendid concert at St. John's Dulwich. A hugely enjoyable concert at which the choirs sang beautifully.  Following the concert, John thanked the choirs for their efforts in creating a truly memorable event!

"Please convey my sincere thanks to the Choirs for the wonderful singing on Saturday at St. John’s, East Dulwich.  It was a very special evening for me and I was touched by the sheer quantity of friends around me to celebrate 50 years of music together with people that I have known.  Thanks also for the flowers!"  John Webber

"It was a privilege and pleasure to take part in John's 50th anniversary "spectacular" and I thoroughly enjoyed the chance to listen to the other groups.  I particularly enjoyed John's "Wedding at Troldhaugen" on the piano - one of my favourites.  Roy and I both agreed that the Junior Choir was sensational.  He said he could hear every word from the back of the church!  Please pass on congratulations to all concerned."  Margaret Hodgson of Elm Singers

"I thought the junior choir sounded lovely and they were so enthusiastic. I remembered singing in your (first?) junior choir. It made me think - like me you'll have mentored generations of young musicians singing with you in junior choir, growing up and having their own children, rushing to choir practice in between feeding baby times, and then a bit later on I'm sure, sending their children to junior choir to start the cycle again. What a lovely legacy."  Mary Smith - Former member of Beckenham Junior Choir

"Just to add my voice to the general chorus (ha!) - it was a great evening, both the concert and the after-party, and lovely to have a chance to pay tribute to all John's hard work and achievement over the years." Jane Kimber



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