We Don't Do That Tune, Vicar: More Disharmony in the Choir

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Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd, 2007 - Religion - 150 pages
There's nothing like singing a favourite hymn to the wrong tune to get everyone up in arms - the congregation will blame the vicar, the vicar will blame the organist, the organist will take it out, as usual, on the choir who claim they never, ever, sing any other tune. By this and other such common occurrences, a low grade war of attrition is constantly maintained in local churches everywhere. It keeps everyone on their toes. And there is no better observer of the volatile relations between the clergy, the choir and the organist than Reg Frary who has seen it all in almost seventy years' first hand experience of sitting in the choir stalls Sunday by Sunday.
 

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Contents

Sir John and Fred
1
The Feud
10
Grandfather at the Charge
16
In a Mysterious Way
24
In the Churchyard
33
A Real Family Service
39
The People Opposite
46
Togetherness
51
Where Fools Rush In
76
A Matter of Faith
84
A Tailless Tale
91
Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem
96
Worship for His Worship
101
Growler and Howler
106
The Choir Will Now Sing
113
The End of the Line
118

Indispensable
59
The Editors Decision
64
Boniface
70
The Bulldozing Bass
122
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Reg Frary sang in his local church choir in Richmond for over seventy years and wrote comic stories based on his experiences for almost as long. He worked as a proof reader for a major law firm in the City of London and was at one point the City's oldest employee. He died in 2011.

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