As a choir we are privileged to have several members willing to display their talents as solo performers. John Smedley is one of them. He has developed his bass voice to produce a clear resonant and very satisfying tone. His performances are highly acclaimed at our concerts. John works hard on his solo singing. He entered the Aldershot and Farnborough Festival of Music and Art during May 2009 in the open class for solo singing and gained theFirst Award — with distinction for his rendering of the song Myself When Young by Lisa Lehman for which he was presented with the Winifred Winter Memorial Trophy.