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.
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.
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!
With a groan and a wheeze and more than one sneeze the choir reassembled itself for the first rehearsal of the Spring season. We have 2 concerts in this half of the year and our Musical Director doesn’t like us to get too complacent or comfortable so there is plenty to learn. We’ve dug out the Beatles for a bit of a spin in readiness for our March concert. It’s a medley which has been in our repertoire for over 10 years and so the stalwarts felt they knew it well enough to sing along. However, although we have no auditions we are not quite a karaoke and Caroline took great delight in asking us to review large sections of the piece. I wonder if many choir members will learn the words my March, as requested. Come along and try it out with us.
So, the turkey was stuffed, the choristers sang, the bells rang out and the New Year was ushered in. And now it’s the long haul through January. Will we see snow? Will it ever stop raining? Instead of sitting at home watching War and Peace on a Sunday evening why not come along to a rehearsal with us? We offer energetic warm-up exercises (well we stand on tip toes sometimes), plenty of hot air (needed for breathing in) and even a hot drink at the interval. We even offer the opportunity to sing for an evening! There are no auditions so what are you waiting for? Rehearsals start again on Sunday 10th January 19:30 – 22:00. Come along and give us a try, after all, we are the friendliest choir in Solihull!
Hot on the heels of our Autumn Concert we are busy rehearsing our Christmas Presentation. As well as some great music we also welcome our guests, Solihull Youth Brass Band . . and if we can pry him away at this busy time of the year a special visitor may be dropping in.
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