We’ve made the glossy mags!

In the latest version of the fitness magazine Top Santé there is a great article about our very own Lyn Bishop and her journey from a musical spectator to one of our leading sopranos and soloists. Amazingly Lyn has been singing seriously for only the last eight years. The article is an inspiring story and there are some great pictures of Lyn, Caroline and the whole choir rehearsing. It is a wonderful piece of publicity for the choir and if you get a chance to see a copy it’s well worth reading. Hopefully some pictures will follow.
Anyone with a Solihull library card can view this article through the free Solihull Libraries eMagazine service. See the link below for details.


Last night’s rehearsal

Eight weeks until our next concert – seemed like ages away until Caroline reminded us that we have Easter, a Bank Holiday and two sessions she can’t run before the big night itself.  That definitely sharpened our minds up!  Last night went particularly well with Mamma Mia! and Somebody to Love sounding very good. Also a couple of oldies from the thirties went down really well, It Don’t Mean a Thing and Tenderness.

The Work Continues . . . . .

Although our next concert is not until 21st May there was no rest for the wicked last night at our rehearsal.  We revisted our Fly me to the moon book in readiness for the next concert, together with some old favourites which have made it once more to the top of the pile.  We’re continuing our warm-up using “Goodnight Sweetheart” – a barbershop classic.

Progressing Well

So the new pieces are going well.  Apparently we will be getting some a cappella music soon (that’s singing without Mark playing – which is always scary).  We will know the tune and it’s for the May concert so we’ve plenty of time to learn without the accompaniment of the ivories.  Tickets are on sale now for our concert in March.

Getting into our Stride

Well we’re really in the swing now with a new piece or two from the Novello Choral Favourites book.  We have brought out “Over the Rainbow” again (last sung Spring 2014 – how time flies), together with “Georgia on my Mind” from the same concert – and we’re adding “Try a Little Tenderness” to the mix.  We’re also starting to learn Moonglow.  These pieces will be in either our March or our May concert this year – or if you’re lucky they might be in both.  If this is the type of music you’d love to sing then don’t forget to come and try us out.  we firmly believe we are the only choir in Solihull which can offer such a wide repertoire and we’d love you to come and give it a go.  And remember – there are no auditions!