Before the performance of their Winter Concert at St Mary's Church, Andover, members of Andover Choral Society thanked their retiring Chairman, John Winnett, for his 27 years in charge.
They asked their President, Sir George Young, to present John with a cheque, and his wife Margaret with a bouquet of flowers.
"27 years is a tremendous achievement, and under John's leadership the Society has gone from strength to strength. He will become a Vice-President in recognition of his work."
After the presentation, the Society and the Anton Sinfonia performed a programme of English Baroque music.
"This was of outstanding quality, with Zadok the Priest being a particularly strong performance. Bruce Randall, as Conductor, coaxed the best out of them all."
Those interested in joining the Society should contact Mrs Vicki Orr on 01980 670447