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'Twas a bright bonny morning and the Witchert Chorale were up at the crack of dawn to climb the towers of the churches of Long Crendon and Cuddington, to welcome in the month of May (well, Bank Holiday Monday, anyway) with madrigals sung gustily. (Madrigals are English songs from the time of Shakespeare which rejoice in the eternal themes of love, sex and frolicking — oh, and death.)

Having survived both the ascent and descent from each of the church towers, they joined both audiences for breakfast and everyone sang altogether some old English rounds under the leadership of David Quinn, Musical Director of the Witchert Chorale. And to round the morning off, Margot Hodson read some Dylan Thomas to us all to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth.

A lovely May morning...

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