Sing Out with In Flagrante
Although our resident MD, Eamonn O’Dwyer is busy with Brief Encounter and Beauty and the Beast, he still found time to find us a temporary MD for the next two weeks in Laurence Stannard.
A good warm up with some challenging tongue twisters had us all ready to sing some of Eamonn’s beautiful arrangements beginning with The Logical Song. Not only lots of words, but very small print in the music. Laurence went through the individual parts gradually building up to the whole song. This was followed by Only You with the tenors and altos doing the backing with “Ba das”. While they were practicing their parts, the sopranos waited patiently and listened. It sounded absolutely spine tinglingly wonderful!
Just before the break we started Sing Out, a good old favourite of our choir, which bought back memories of our time doing a pop-up session at St Pancras Station on a battered old piano and an audience of eclectic people. However, to newer members, this was a totally new song to be learned.
After our tea/coffee/wine break we resumed and went through the rest of Sing Out putting a lot of emphasis on loud and soft and long and short notes. A good reminder for all of us.
The evening was ended with us singing all three songs standing up and “From The Top”. Laurence looked very pleased and will be back next week to tackle Mr Blue Sky, a song we haven’t sung together in person. Watch this space!