Friends of St Mary’s Lunchtime Recital 13th July
The Wainford Four
Over 30 of us enjoyed a brief respite from the heat to sit and listen to a programme of music and poetry – a first for our lunchtime recital series and thoroughly enjoyed based on comments received.

The Wainford Four consist of Lynne Nesbit (soprano), Shirley Smith (alto, often seen in the audience at our recitals and greatly appreciated assisting with recital reviews so it was nice to see her on the other side this time!), Christopher Greenhill (baritone) and accompanied by Diane Dungate on the piano. Their name was decided upon due to Wainford being the title before 1948 of the Registration District covering the areas of Beccles, Worlingham and Reydon in which they live.

We were taken through music from ‘Early One Morning’ and ‘Afton Water’ (the latter by Robert Burns), both arranged by Alexander L’Estrange to ‘Bring Him Home’ from Les Misérables; ‘Moon River’ from Breakfast at Tiffany’s; ‘Danny Boy’ and finishing with ‘The Lark In The Clear Air’. In between songs the audience were treated to poetry beautifully read by Lynne Nesbit including ‘Sure on this Shining Night’ – a mystical poem by James Agee, set to music by Samuel Barber, arranged Dick Averre. Other poems included ‘Brenda’s Garden’; ‘BugsandBlossoms’; ‘Grass’ and ‘The Lark Ascending’. ‘Sweltering’ set in a storm during a hu-mid night was fairly apt for the day considering the weather outside!
Thank you to everyone who attended, whether as the recitalists, audience or helpers.

Next recital at St Mary’s, Halesworth:
Wednesday 10th August 2022
By St Mary’s Handbell Ringers 12.30pm
A recital with a chance of audience participation!