In a much anticipated show, the School and College University Managers were delighted to present the Faculty of Business’s very own staff Choir. Under the expert conducting of Prof. Slash N. Byrne, the Choir struck just the right note at a well-attended recital in the Free University recently. Included in the programme were such crowd-pleasers as “Stand by me”, “A spoonful of sugar” and “Me, myself and I”.
Soloists included Prof. Emeritus Dim Blunt, whose audacious rendition of “How could you do this to me” brought the audience to its feet. Also appearing was the reclusive Prof. Sawf Tutch, who made a rare outing from the University undergrowth to sing “I love you just the way you are”.
Particular attention had been paid to the orchestration, masterminded by Prof. Haggard Sow, who was on hand to prevent anyone drifting away from the well-rehearsed script. The finale was a heartfelt rendition of “Don’t leave me this way” by Prof. Byrne, which brought tears to the eyes of over half the audience.
Over the years, members of the Choir have proven extremely popular with Free University students. Student President Jay Pee said “they are a great bunch of lads and they’ve been serviced by the students many times down through the years”. It is hoped that the University will play host to the Choir again in the near future, although there are no immediate plans for further recitals.