Consorts visit with the Spectacle Makers
The Master's Consort was invited by The Mistress Spectacle maker, Mrs Gloria McGregor, to afternoon tea, with a musical interlude, in the glorious surroundings of Bakers Hall (pictured).
After a welcome drink, Gloria gave a resume of her experience of going deaf and the impact it had on her life. The major outcome was for her to engage in voluntary work, firstly supporting young children who needed extra tuition, then by taking lip reading classes and finally helping people to learn lip reading via her own web site which is now being used worldwide.
Following this introductory talk, two musicians who were born deaf, Eloise Garland and Ruth Montgomery, both professional musicians, treated those present to a beautiful musical interlude, further demonstrating that deafness need be no barrier to achievement. They both now teach music to deaf children.
All the guests found this an inspiring afternoon which concluded with more champagne and afternoon tea.