Idris Jones (never been to Wales) was our choir chairman in the year 2000. He was a gentle giant of a man of the Bass section with the ability to produce some wonderful rumbling low notes. As managing director of Brook Tool Engineering Co he was instrumental in sponsoring a “Musical Extravaganza” at the superb Cutlers Hall, Sheffield to celebrate the 21st anniversary of a subsidiary namely Universal Drilling and Cutting Co.
The concert was performed by ourselves and our guests the world famous Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band (Musical director Mr David Hirst) with Mr Tony Capstick of Radio Sheffield being our Master of Ceremonies for most of the concert. The remaining part was taken up by him in celebrations of a not so temperate nature.
Idris was a proud man on this occasion and showed his generosity at the Whitley Hall Hotel at Grenoside with a wonderful buffet supper after the concert.
Idris has since retired from the choir but has put together a letter of congratulations to us in our 21st year.