OUS Canberra (ACT) - May Morning Event 2015
The Canberra Oxford Society's May Morning is now established as a firm favourite on the Australian Capital Terrirory's (ACT) events calendar after five years.
On Sunday, 3 May the Carillon bells greeted members and their guests including Cambridge alumni and then the Australian National University Choral Society (SCUNA) choir conducted by Magdalen alumni, Professor Jonathan Powles in his DPhil gown no less, sang selections of Rogers' Hymnus Eucharisticus, Dowland's Come Again, Tye's Laudate, Morley's Now is the Month of Maying, Dona's Nobis Pacem and Holst's I Vow to Thee My Country.
SCUNA was followed by the “Surly Griffin” morris dancers- taking their name from Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra. In addition to their dances, they led attendees in a participation dance - the “Adderbury Shepherds' Jig” - to the great delight of all. For the fifth year running, blue skies added to a most colourful occasion.
Colin Steele - Secretary, OUS Canberra (ACT)