Performance block this week. I joined the Rock Choir and we are singing Rocking Around the Xmas Tree, originally sung by Brenda Lee as well as Mariah Carey's All I need for Christmas is You. Rehearsals in Monday and Tuesday. The performance was on Wednesday 21 December.
We worked to a tight timescale - only a couple of rehearsals, Learning the words was the challenge! I am a musician and I normally have such a strong ear for the melody that I often don't notice the words. Quite a few fiddlers I know are the same.
The discipline of choir singing has been a great experience. This is now the second choral performance I have done and I'd like to sing more. I have signed up for a fiddle singing workshop at the Sage on 14 January.
There is also something very emotional about singing in a group. I quite often feel a bit teary - more so than playing the fiddle. It was great fun.
The staff also did a few numbers and there were various other acts too including the concert band. Tricky timing on the flutes. Well done to everyone!
I think our choir was at least as good as Mariah Carey. Samantha, our wonderful soloist could certainly give Mariah a run for her money. I wish I had a video of our choir - but in the meantime here is Mariah Carey to get you in the Xmas mood