The Chaddeans

First of all I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to 2018!

The Chaddeans have had a short break over Christmas but we are back rehearsing early January for our March show, "Musicals of the Roaring 20s".

On 16th December we held another amazing Carols by Candlelight Concert in St Chad's Church. Over 200 people came along to watch and listen to The Chaddeans at their best, give or take the odd sore
throat,( but I think we got away with those with the help of numerous throat pastilles!). We made a staggering £1050! A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who supported the concert.

We dedicated the concert to the memory of the lovely Bernice Marrett. She started by helping out in the wardrobe department in 1973 and went on to be our chairman twice before retiring to Cockermouth with her daughter Jane and her family. Jane and Colin came to our concert and told me at the end Bernice would have been very proud of us all. She asked me to enclose the poem below with my report on the concert.

You can shed tears that she has gone,
or you can smile because she has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,
or you can be full of the love she shared
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday
You can remember only that she has gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back,
or you can do what she would want;
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

RIP Bernice - we will always remember you!

Kind Regards Jean Parkes

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