Ed greeted his lovely choir with ice creams on arrival... And then we sang to ourselves, most excellently, and Jack cut our very special cake!
Then in notices we talked about this years Christmas concert, already booked in the pavilion! And Ed tried to get sympathy for his man-cold! We will also be back at All Saints Church next May, and next week we may bring information on charities we wish to support this academic year. I wont be here, so I will pop some information up here for your consideration :-)
A choir meeting is long overdue, especially as there is talk of us performing at Downton Abbey! (During a school holiday, and cheers all round from choir at that idea!!)
We met some new songs and revisited some old ones! The first old fave was the freiheigh number, Keeping the dream alive, in the key of G. Ed would like us to get out heads round the three part harmonies. We had to improve our diction, and we also need some help with the ends of lines, as some of them go down and some of them go up!
A favourite of Jen's was next, 'groovy kind of love' in the key of C. Rapidly followed by the key of D, on account of Lesley! Mind bendingly good!
Then 'Uptown Girl', firstly in the original key, and with massive potential for harmony parts of course, and very quickly performed in the original key, and on our feet!
Do check out the DFS you tube channel, as demonstrated by Jack, for all potential songs - and to have a practice. Tonight's showcase ballad was to be 'Right here waiting for you' but not before we gave ourselves a big round of applause, and one for Jenny too! (In the original key!) See you soon, keep singing XXX