King James Bible 2011 concert tour

The Bible In Voice and Verse | Sunday, 25 December 2011 | Origional source:

By Belinda Yates



Belinda (our singer) writes: Unfortunately Lance succumbed to a throat infection which meant he was unable to appear at St.Mary with St.Leonard church on Tuesday night.

We were pleased to welcome his understudy Anne Atkins into the team once more (she performed with us at Cockfield, Suffolk in June).

The church is set in open land beside the pretty village green of Broomfield, just north of Chelmsford. The building, dating back to Norman and maybe Saxon times, has an unusual and attractive circular tower constucted about 1130, and is one of only six that survive in Essex.

Heather and I were greeted by the recently appointed Vicar Carolyn Tibbot and her husband. Broomfield is her first Parish and in those 8 months she seems to have brought an energy and enthusiasm to the life and workings of the church.

All was set up easily, including a good keyboard that Heather used in the performance. Behind us in the Chancel, below the East window, is a beautifully carved reredos depicting the scene of the Last Supper.

Anne joined us to run through the script in good time, and we then relaxed with a cup of tea in the comfortable communal rooms which are a tasteful extension adjoining the existing church.

An audience of 80 attended our performance and our 72nd celebratory concert left them all in good spirits.

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