My colleague Sean and I turn up at Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, interview questions fully prepared, film and sound equipment in tow.
My goodness, there are so many people who have turned out to support this event, to rehearse and subsequently perform with the Wooburn Singers.
The singing is fabulous; Debbie gives us a nod part way through to let us know she’s ready for the interview!
My oh my, she shares her experiences, along with all the emotional highs they experienced on tour, in the most wonderful manner. I feel truly privileged to be sharing her passion for touring and her desire to see the choir develop in a whole manner of ways.
I also decide right there and then that should I ever need a right hand man or woman to promote the benefits of going on tour – she’s the lady for the job!
Next we speak to some of the choristers, a gentleman who quite clearly is relishing every moment of his retirement from teaching and the time it has freed up for him and his wife to enjoy experiences created through his involvement in the choir. It becomes quite apparent very early on in our conversations that the experience for him was really quite an emotional and rewarding one; experiences that could only have been created in the setting of being on tour with his fellow choristers.