We performed some lovely concerts last term, all quite different, but enjoyable.
We sang a pretty challenging programme in Oldham in a charity concert for a local hospice, then we sang in an Organ Gala at the Bridgewater Hall which only involved our singing three pieces, so we were able to listen to the organ and the orchestra for the rest of the time, then we did an intimate concert (that's code for "small audience"), again for a local charity, in Didsbury. All very enjoyable.
This term sounds like it will be even better; we've a concert in Cawthorne, Yorkshire in June, then we're doing one of the "Music for a Summer Evening" Concerts in Hawkshead in the Lake District in July and finally, a concert in Manchester before we break up for summer.
Next term we've been asked to sing in one of the Celebration of Karl Jenkins' 70th Birthday Concerts at the Bridgewater Hall. This is the third time we'll have worked with Karl Jenkins in three years, so I guess he must like us. We've also a variety of Christmas concerts lined up including two more appearances at the Bridgewater Hall. Lots to look forward to.
There's a real eclectic mix of music in our repertoire at the moment (from Taverner and Whitacre to Cole Porter) and one I'm really enjoying singing is this one:
I sing the part of the woman on the far left, but in English, not Swedish!
Listen and see what you think!