26 September 2013

Happy Birthday Dorset for Singing!

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

29 July 2013

The one with the free lunch ...

Selected members of choir only and their significant others went off one blustery day for a free lunch, on Portland, with cameras in our faces too! Some folk went into the restaurant and pretended to chose from cooked food, while the elite went outdoors for a cream tea ...

The views were nice, from the roof garden, and the plates looked like they were going to blow off too ...

Ed found the cups and plates strangely disturbing as you can see ...

We felt sorry for the 'dead cat' who was doing all the hard work and ....

so we gave it some eyes!

And dear jenny laughed and laughed with delight!

The hot scones followed the posh sandwiches, and were washed down with lashings of ginger beer, sorry, tea ...

And the pots of jam and honey we didn't use went home in our hand bags of course!

It was wonderful darlings, do come again!

Term Dates for DFS!

Hello me dears, here are all the term dates for this our 6th accedemic uear togeter! for when we meet on the 26th we will be 5 wonderful years old! I guess we will all start getting wobbly teeth.... so on Thursdays from1845 until 2000hrs, we will meet on the following days to practice doing what we do well-

Sept. 26th
Oct. 3rd, 10th 17th, 24th...
Half Term
Nov. 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
Dec 5th

Jan. 16th, 23rd, 30th
Feb. 6th, 13th
Half Term
Feb 27th
Mar 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Apr 3rd

Apr 24th
May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd
Half Term
Jun 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Jul 3rd

Add those to your lovely smart phone, now! Concerts to be confirmed and subject to change if we feel the venue is beneath us ...