Saturday, 17 May 2014

Another DepList Triumph

On the first day of May, a message was sent to our members which made me very happy. It concerned an advertisement that a choral director had sent out on the previous day at 12.46 p.m. He urgently needed not one, but eight singers, for a funeral that was due to start at 2 p.m. Yes, you read that correctly. He was seeking eight singers for a service commencing in 75 minutes' time.

The adverts casually mentions: "... will tell you music when you're there".

So this is the follow-up message that the choral director kindly sent out on the next day. I've quoted it in full, and when I have a moment to spare I'll put it on our website's feedback page — in a gold frame I think.

Deplist, I salute you, you pulled it out of the bag! 
Remarkably, come 2pm (not a minute earlier, mind), we not only had eight singers, but they were actually of the correct parts.  
Many thanks to all those who rallied round, gave numbers, dropped everything and battled the tube strikes. 
There were 250 in the congregation, and many appreciative comments afterwards. I had to temper my exhilaration at actually having all the singers in order to appear suitably grovellish to my vicar. 
Marvellous stuff, thanks very much.