I thought it was about time we had a bit of a blog so here goes. Isn’t it lovely to see spring finally making an entrance, leaves are beginning to unfurl and the early spring blossom is with us, making even a dull day look more appealing with the dots of colour here and there. I hope and pray you are all doing well and staying safe and sane during this third and hopefully last lockdown, I do believe there is light at the end of the tunnel with the new vaccines being rolled out quicker than anticipated, I know that some of you have had one if not both jabs and that’s great; luckily I am having mine this Wednesday, so that another step to freedom.
A massive thanks to Merel and Michael for continuing to facilitate our on line rehearsals which have been enjoyable and fun to meet up and chat and sing etc together, although I did notice that when I returned to some very restricted live singing last week it was a strange sensation to hear other voices. As you all know when on Zoom I am note and word perfect and in strict time always, so imagine my surprise when my fellow singers were not! This took some adjusting to get my timings to theirs, or was it the other way round? I would also like to thank Robert for his idea of the Music Room where we have learnt a fair bit about our fellow singers and what makes them tick singing-wise, so do please keep it going. I would like to welcome Sebastian to our ranks: great to have you with us and looking forward to singing with you live as soon as we are allowed.
Looking forward there is a possibility of joining in with the Make Music Day on 21 June. We just need a volunteer to co-ordinate the choir and the MMD team: I don’t believe this is an over onerous task so if you feel this is for you - please let me know. We have Catherine and Adrian's nuptials to look forward to in July and hopefully we will be allowed to sing live, but to be on the safe side I am arranging for three tracks to be recorded in advance as our gift to the happy couple. So look out for the recording request and instructions, which are coming soon. After that who knows what events will be coming our way but if you hear of any please let us know and we will see if we can get involved to sing for them. Then we will be into the autumn term and hopefully we will be restriction-free and allowed to sing together so maybe a concert can be arranged just for the fun of it.
So in the meantime take care, stay safe, keep singing and enjoy the spring blossom.