Mehmet came round and did a big window cleaning job for us, including the last three of the shutters that we had not managed to do. Joan had been working hard on trying to do them from inside and I had been out with the long ladder at the front. Looks much better now that they are all back to white after the strong winds we have been having bringing dessert sand in with it.
We had a quick pasta dinner at around 5 p.m. today as we had booked tickets for the Kyrenia Chamber Choir concert in Bellapais Abbey. This concert was raising money for the SOS Children’s Village in Lefkosa. The concert was in two parts, the first being a combination of Folk Songs and something more Modern and after a 20 minute break, where The Kybele Restaurant took advantage of setting up an impromptu bar, we were then treated to something a little more Classical. The concert was organised by George Ward, who is our church organist but also the choir master.
The choir were supported by a pianist from Lefkosa who had brought his leading, award winning student, Erol Emminoglou, to play for us and there was also Lynette Oruc, a mezzo soprano who sang two solos. A wonderful evening especially good in the acoustic environment of the Abbey.
This is not the first time that we have been to these choral concerts and always very enjoyable. George announced a date for a Xmas Carol concert in December, where we all get a chance to join in. Must get tickets.