Hiring Crowd

A group of singers 
 say some thirty and odd.
 called to sing on each occasion 
exhibiting less of a talent.

A bunch of another 
thirty  plus or more 
 together recite the hymns
 mostly out of tune,

 Both come well and above
sixty and more  cross   a hundred 
 when they attend with their 
spouses.  A sizeable crowd.

The rest comprise
 the relatives and friends
 a little above fifty, the event 
 receives an audience,

 so never does the gathering 
 seems sparse or scattered,
an evidence to show off
the host commands repute.

By far the wealthy celebrate 
  successive functions.
 religious and social, where 
ostentation overtakes modesty.