Happy 80th Birthday, Trevor!!
Congratulations and Best Wishes to Trevor on July 29, his 80th Birthday.
We all admire this modest, unassuming, kind and generous man, who has worked quietly in the background, for BGS, for more than 20 years. Trevor is held in the highest esteem by those of us fortunate enough to know him, and this very special occasion gives us an opportunity to offer our thanks to him.
Trevor has made an outstanding contribution to BGS, both as our “Caterer-in-Chief” and as a contributor to the monthly meetings and annual festivals. His loyalty and integrity are examples to us all and we will never forget the superb spread that he laid on for FGS Day in 2011. He is a
fine ambassador for both the classical guitar and its repertoire. We have all appreciated not only his playing, but also his vocal contributions to our meetings (“In the Bath” and “I Wish They Would Do It Now”) come to mind, as well as various Christmas Carols.
Trevor has supported FGS days, Beckenham and Maidstone Festivals and The Beechwood Easter Course. He has organised and supported Tom Kersten’s London Guitar Orchestra, Gerald Garcia’s Conway Hall Guitar Course and Betty Rowe’s Midhurst Singing Course, the latter two for the past ten years.
As if these efforts were not enough, Trevor still finds the energy to cycle many miles every week and is a member of Meridian Cycle Club in Kent.
We all hope that Trevor has many more years of good health and music-making. Our love and best wishes to him for Many Happy Returns.
Pluck ‘n Strum Monky Business and other proceeedings..
After our expression of horror at the idea, the Chair abandoned his original suggestion of jumping out naked from a birthday cake for Trevor’s Birthday and penned the above lines on behalf of all the BGS membership instead. For which we were all very grateful….especially Trevor!!!
And Mrs Chair’s preparation of the Birthday cake was deeply appreciated by us all as well as the ‘Birthday boy’.
Despite the heat there was enough members on deck to provide Trevor with an early birthday greeting along with a busy night of Monky Business ensembles, ably led as usual by John Mann (much to your correspondent’s relief)
Solo Items included
• Rosita (Tarrega) performed by Trevor Pike
• Waltz (Carulli) performed by Marion Davis
• Aint She Sweet (Traditional) performed by Colin Baker
• La Chanson d’or fe’e from Black Orpheus (Bonfa) performed by Freddy Carvalho
• Spancil Hill (Traditional) performed by Vince Chittendent
• Aria con Variazioni (Frescobaldi) performed by John Mann
Your correspondent will be taking a break from the next August meeting but will be back on deck in September.