|Back at the beginning of March, Solent City were excited to win the Festival Trophy at the Isle of Wight Festival in the Barbershop Male Voice Choir category. So much has happened since then, and live chorus rehearsals have been suspended, as has all other live music and sport in the country.
So what were the odds of the chorus winning another trophy despite the lockdown? No chance, you would have said, but at the end of the month we were belatedly informed that the chorus had also won the John Flower Cup at the IoW Festival. This is awarded to the choir gaining the highest overall marks in the senior and junior sections. Given the lockdown it’s not clear when we will get our hands on the actual trophy! But all the guys are thrilled – and eager to get back into full rehearsals as soon as the virus is past.|