This year at my community choir, we are singing 'White Winter Hymnal' - it gives us the opportunity to learn something tricky as well as slightly Christmassy without being over the top in the religious stuff. It was originally a song by the Fleet Foxes in 2008 when they created this gorgeous video to go … Continue reading Let the Christmas Singing begin!
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!