On January 8th, Paul Seath, son of Edward Seath, had his 80th birthday. Edward Seath was one of the Famous Five men who went to Hannover in 1947 to extend the hand of friendship to the Hannoverians, and thus started the now 72 year old friendship between the two cities. Paul’s daughter Fiona and his wife Elfriede organised a party for him to include his many friends, especially from the music world, and kindly invited the Hannover Chair, Ann Kennard and her husband Tony, to come along as part of the family’s past. It was a very enjoyable social occasion, with delicious food thrown in. There was a display of photos from Paul’s choir conducting days, including visits to Hannover, Bordeaux and Porto, and Elfriede gave a comprehensive account of Paul’s life, from his music studies at Exeter university, via singing and teaching music at Osnabrück military garrison, to his long period conducting the Westbury Singers from 1995-2009. Paul’s music career spanned 55 years, and he is still singing in an informal choir, the Mosaic singers, who gave us a lively performance! We wish Paul a happy birthday and many more!