Announcing the passing of Derek Fordham

/   //  April 12, 2020

Yesterday the family that is HMVC received a call to make us aware that Derek Fordham had passed away in hospital.

Derek has been a member of the HMVC family since 1983 after being introduced to Haydock by Derek Parr and he has been a mighty fine member for all of those years.

Most will know Derek as our Ram Sammy man singing either second or first tenor parts in falsetto. Derek’s ear for music was second to none and would listen out for those basses who weren’t quite where they needed to be often giving the conductor at the time the shake of his head when things weren’t right.

Derek hasn’t been able to join us in recent months due to Ill health. Derek was over joyed this year when Pilgrims Chorus had been added back in to our repertoire and was looking forward to joining us once more.

Derek was also a member of Just Midnight who were due to join us at the joint concert with Rossendale.

Derek your time with us is sadly over however, keep that ram sammy going in the sky. You will be forever missed my friend

Here the choir sings And Can It Be with a tribute to Derek at the end.

Yesterday the family that is HMVC received a call to make us aware that Derek Fordham had passed away in hospital. Derek has been a member of the HMVC family since 1983 after being introduced to Haydock by Derek Parr and he has been a mighty fine member for all of those years. Most will know Derek as our Ram Sammy man singing either second or first tenor parts in falsetto. Derek's ear for music was second to none and would listen out for those basses who weren't quite where they needed to be often giving the conductor at the time the shake of his head when things weren't right. Derek hasn't been able to join us in recent months due to Ill health. Derek was over joyed this year when Pilgrims Chorus had been added back in to our repertoire and was looking forward to joining us once more. Derek was also a member of Just Midnight who were due to join us at the joint concert with Rossendale. Derek your time with us is sadly over however, keep that ram sammy going in the sky. You will be forever missed my friendHere the choir sings And Can It Be with a tribute to Derek at the end.

Posted by Haydock MVC on Sunday, 12 April 2020

 

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