For the first time In Flagrante performed to a sell out crowd
The songs were sung in harmony, the applause was loud and proud
Not an easy journey with many setbacks on the way
Covid, coughs and illness all threatened to spoil the day
Our regular pianist taken ill and cancelled the day before
Ricardo found a replacement; we couldn’t have asked for more
Most of us gathered early with a chicken tikka start
Then we worked our way through the programme to finalise each part
We practiced going in and out by walking two by two
Repeating it a second time so we all knew what to do
A break for tea and sandwiches and, for some, a glass of wine
Trying to calm our nervousness and hoping it would be fine
We walked in with purple folders and took up our places to sing
The room quiet with anticipation of what joy our choir would bring
We began with Monday, Monday and everyone smiled and clapped
The ending of the Carol of The Bells, well, we managed to adapt!
We all sung out with gusto, the dynamics were just right
Ricardo guided us carefully as long as we kept him in sight!
The first half ended rapturously with the wordy Rhythm of Life
Who would have thought it would go so well after all our struggle and strife?
A break with time to mingle with family, friends and all
Then back in place to sing again with a Finnish Reindeer Call
Now an opportunity for the audience to join and sing along
Getting in a festive mood and sing a Christmas song
After all the cheers and clapping and everyone wanting more
Another rendition of The Rhythm of life we sang as an encore
Against all the odds we triumphed; we did everybody proud
A great success for In Flagrante who entertained the crowd.