Last night, I stepped out of my comfort zone, off my podium and joined in with some singing with another choir! Anyone who knows me knows my fascination with the lower edges of singing - those bass notes, those rumbling deep tones and so off I went to sing with the Bestwood Male Voice Choir. … Continue reading Stepping off the podium….
Crack the Shutters Workshoppers I like working with a smaller group sometimes - it gives me a real sense of each voice and so tonight was great as we had 12 singers for our workshop. 'Crack the shutters' was a hit for Snow Patrol in 2008 from the fifth album 'A Hundred Million Suns'. It's … Continue reading Crack the Shutters….
I do run myself... although have yet to complete a half marathon but I knew a lot of my friends and running group and indeed some my own choir would be running this event and so set about planning to sing at it. Hearing music and/or singing whilst you're running can be a massive boost, … Continue reading A wonderful event to be a part of – The Robin Hood Half Marathon 2019
This week, I've been singing in another language. Vicky (one of my staunch Reds) presented me with this challenge. It's a lovely song called 'Har du Fyr' which translates as 'do you have fire'? and is all about being guided through the light. The arrangement Vicky presented is in three parts so we drafted in … Continue reading Challenge of the week!
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I actually went back to work before the children went back to school this year! The West Bridgford Liberty Singers were back in full voice on Monday evening with 124 in attendance (around 25 of those new members). I find the start of term a little daunting with new people, … Continue reading Back to school…. back to work…. back to singing!
It's the summer holidays! Time for me to spend some precious moments with the Libertines and Mr Singer. Only sadly, I've got a song stuck in my head.... Choir directors are always ahead of where they need to be. I owe it to my singers to be the very best prepared I can be. This … Continue reading This song is STUCK in my head!…..