National Grid singers hit right note in Lillington

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A former member of Leamington and Warwick Operatic Society has thanked volunteers from National Grid in Warwick, who sang some seasonal songs at Four Ways care home in Lillington.

Mary Stephens, 86, was a member of the operatic society – which changed name to the Leamington and Warwick Musical Society in 2002 – for over 25 years.

She said: “It was very kind of the volunteers to come and sing to us. Their choir sounded very professional.” Mary starred in several glittering productions over the years including Half a Sixpence, Dolly, Mame, South Pacific, Fiddler on the Roof and The Sound of Music. She won a long service award at the society for 25 years after joining in the late 1970s.

Mary added: “The National Grid choir didn’t put a note wrong and harmonised very well together. I was very impressed to hear them sing Gaudete, which is sung in Latin, and it was wonderful to see the reaction of people here to their music. They’re welcome back anytime.”