Monday 27 February 2012

Singing for Joy

On Saturday over 60 people gathered for our second singing course.  This time called 'Sing for Joy' it was led by Katie Leaver and Steve Davies at St. Andrews Church, Barnt Green.

First thing in the morning we had a general warm up and then some worship, before splitting into ladies and men for some vocal coaching - in the ladies' session Katie covered all things from a good diet through to how to keep your throat muscles relaxed as you sing high notes.

We then put all of these techniques into practice as we learnt some choral pieces together:
All in the April Evening by Hugh S Roberton
Little David, play on yo' harp - a Negro Spiritual arranged by Malcolm Sargent
Ave Verum by Elgar
The Lord bless you and keep you by Rutter

At the end of the day we performed all of these pieces in a little concert, and Katie and Steve also performed some solo items and duets.  We also had a sneak peek of the forthcoming evening with Devon, as Devon and Katie performed All I ask of you from Phantom of the Opera.

It was a lovely day, and we were really blessed by the folk at Barnt Green who looked after us so well.  Thanks also to the team - Amy, Annie, Rob and Libby.

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