A big welcome to Tony and Kevin

Type of post: Chorus news item
Sub-type: No sub-type
Posted By: Dave Potts
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sat, 25 Nov 2023

Solent City are delighted to welcome two new boys to their ranks, Tony Nicholas and Kevin Gall.
Tony and Kevin both completed the Learn-to-Sing course which ran during September and October,
and then passed their chorus audition first time with flying colours. Both of them agree that’s it been
a challenge which has taken them out of their comfort zone. But as Kevin says: “Everyone’s been
incredibly supportive; of course I get a buzz from the singing, but I love the camaraderie and fun as
According to Music Director Steve Morris, both of them have fine voices and will be a great asset to
the lead section. But perhaps surprisingly, neither has sung in a chorus before. Tony confesses that
some 60 years ago he was chosen to sing a solo in the school play….but his voice dried up and he
couldn’t sing a note. Joking, he says that he’s been traumatised ever since!
As for Kevin, he admits he never even made it into his school choir. But with Welsh parents (and a
talented musical brother) he reckons the singing genes must be there just below the surface. Both
Kevin and Tony are now working hard on the club’s Christmas repertoire and looking forward to
their first public performance.