Category Archives: Music (?)

Choir changes.

The last six months have seen big changes at choir.  I suppose it really started before that – after Easter last year -when the venue moved from a place to which I could walk, to a hall about a 15 minute drive away.  This is also a bit cold and bare and not as pleasant …

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Get Your Holiday Cancelled

Two weeks before I was due to go, I had a letter from HF Holidays saying that my “Anyone Can Sing” holiday was cancelled, as not enough people believed it!  Well, they actually said that some people had cancelled and so only 4 people were booked and that number was not viable for the holiday.  That …

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Sing in “Musical Musings for Christmas time” in aid of ‘Sing for Syria’

We have been learning/practising the songs for this since before half-term – so how come I still didn’t feel I knew them?  Talk about a slow learner…… I wasn’t looking forward to the concert at all and thought I would much rather have been at the meal for volunteers at the café.  I was  nervous and …

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Go to an orchestral concert

My friend’s husband – well, I suppose he has become a friend too – plays in the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and they were giving a concert, so I went along, partly to keep my friend company and partly because it is ages since I have been to a concert.  They were playing “Vocalise” by Rachmaninov, …

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Learning the “Community Messiah”

I think Handel’s Messiah is great and is something that I have enjoyed listening to – or part of it, anyway.  And I don’t listen to that much music.  I have never even considered that I could sing it (apart from joining in, badly, probably wrongly, with any part, when playing it at home) as …

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Singing at the Food Festival

The Coffee Choir had been invited to sing at the “cafe” set up in the Crown Court room in the Guildhall on the Sunday of the Food Festival.  Initially we were to do 2 sets, but as the number of songs Fiona was happy with was quite small, that changed to 3 sets:  at 12.45, …

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Scones and chat (and songs)

Actually, this was advertised as “Songs and Scones” but my priority might just have been slightly different. This was a singing workshop organised by Fiona and her husband Rob.  There were two over the summer but I only managed to get to the second as I had a visitor on the day of the first …

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To Cornwall with “Wessex Warblers”

Early rising is not my thing, so having to get up in time for a taxi to pick me up at 6.40 for departure from the coach park was not good!  The two coaches left soon after 7.00 and met up with the third coach carrying the rest of the “Wessex Warblers” at Exeter services. …

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A special session with the Coffee Choir

This week we had a special session with the Coffee Choir, led by a young man from Brazil called Pedro Consorte.  He has worked with ‘Stomp’ and is into percussion, including body percussion!  Fiona knew of him because he shared a flat with her son.  Having seen the YouTube clips but been reassured by Fiona …

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Join a (Community) Choir

I was talking to an ex-colleague and she said her husband was a member of a choir where one didn’t have to have an audition or be able to read music.  That was a men’s choir, but she said there was a women’s equivalent.  On looking it up on the website, I found there were …

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