Christmas Comes but Once a Year
……..We have a thoroughly good time, and this is how it goes………
[In tune] ‘Master of the House Kevin made it great, fantastic entertainment and we went home late. Sated and replete, 12 days on our feet, it’s how we open Christmas and it’s such a treat….. Yes well perhaps we’ll leave the rest of the ruination of a Les Mis classic to others’ imaginations; suffice however to say that Chairman Kevin with (we suspect) his ‘often-behind-the-scenes’ wife Lesley did a grand job in organising yet another memorable RMVC Christmas evening.
As always, the staff at the Romsey Golf Club did us proud in producing an excellent meal served with efficiency and good humour. The ambiance in the room spoke volumes for a shared sense of enjoyment, fun and the odd glass of something to lift the spirits, and then there was the entertainment!
Five soloists, two comedy acts and the Snow White Panto – a veritable RMVC Variety Show. Needless to say, all performances were top notch, enthusiastically received, and like last year some more unexpected talents came to the fore. Most notably on this occasion David and Jackie Grey’s excellently executed comedic rendering of J. Milton Hayes poem The Green Eye of the Yellow God and Dave Witt, Martin Cullum & Clive Tunley’s specially written version of the old Frost Report ‘Class Sketch’.
For those who know the Choir, the soloists were Kevin in tandem with Elise Witt; George Andreae (soon to return to the Choir); RMVC newcomer David Hanks and longer-standing choir member Mike Butler. The panto starred Terry Morrison as the Narrator; Keith Lawrenson as Snow White; Martin Combes as ALL the dwarfs (due to cutbacks); Stan Farrell as the Wicked Queen; Clive Matthews as the Prince and finally Robert Le Grice as the Mirror. It’s just left to say grateful thanks to all our great entertainers, not forgetting of course Brian Budden on piano whose gift in playing both and without music never ceases to amaze.
So that’s the 2019 RMVC Christmas party in a nutshell and it’s now onwards to Romsey’s annual Carols in the Square preceded by RMVC’s tradition of ‘Bells at Bells’ (courtesy of Bells Solicitors) on the 23rd December.