The Choir have been singing Enya’s May It Be since we did our Music from the Movies concert in 2013, and it is very much enjoyed by us all. We used it as part of our gospel rep on tour last summer, and a video of one of those performances is below. This was filmed on a very hot day, when a few plans of places to visit did not come together (due to traffic, mostly), and you cannot tell from the Choir’s performance how hot and tired we were. We gave our usual high standard of concert that evening, and very much enjoyed ourselves.
Happy New Year to all of our readers and regular followers of the Choir. The members of the Choir were rather dropping like flies just before Christmas with our long festive season schedule, with many folks catching the various bugs going around, so the holidays were a very welcome time for some rest and recuperation. Nevertheless, we still had good numbers of folks at all of our Christmas engagements, creating a fantastic Christmas atmosphere wherever we sang.
After our rest over Christmas and New Year, the Choir restarts rehearsals this week, preparing for our July concert, which will feature music from the movies. There will be many new songs for the Choir to learn. We will also be starting on the repertoire for our summer tour to the Loire Valley in the next couple of months.
In terms of membership, we are still at capacity, and so still have a waiting list for ladies, which is currently about 30 people long. Men who would like to join continue to have the privilege of skipping the waiting list, as in common with many choirs we are always on the lookout for more men to keep the balance of sound.