For any kind of reunion or anniversary, a welcome speech is an important starting point. It can be used to remind people of the way things were, update people on how things are now and break the ice. As talking to people you haven't seen for a very long time can be rather nerve racking, here are some things you may want to include:
- A general welcome. Be warm and friendly, and speak confidently. Depending on the group you are addressing, you may want to introduce yourself.
- Talk about the history of the choir. How did it start? Who formed it? Are there any original members in the audience? Are you an original member?
- How has the choir developed? How many people have led it over the years? Are they in the audience? Do you want to thank them for their work and dedication?
- What does the choir do now? Is it currently engaged in any charitable activities, or had any recent achievements you want to share with the audience?