John Turner enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of music entitled ‘A Serenade for Church Minshull’ in celebration of his and Margaret’s special anniversary. James Bowman CBE compèred and while John played the recorder, Richard Simpson played oboe, Robin Stephens, cello, Janet Simpson, harpsichord and mezzo-soprano, Margaret McDonald, sang. People had traveled from as far away as Cornwall to enjoy the music, which featured selections from Purcell, Handel, Britten, Steffani, Bononcini and some more unusual pieces from Marshall, Dickinson, Pehkonen, Walker, Ranki and Hope. The trio for the recorder, harpsichord and cello by Peter Dickinson was the first performance of this version anywhere, so was a special treat. John requested donations be made towards the church running costs and £400 was subsequently raised.
Thank you John and Margaret, for bringing such talent to our church and village and for the donations. May you continue to enjoy a long, happy and healthy life together.