We had a lovely time at choir again last night. I really enjoyed Howard Goodall’s The lord is my Shepherd ( theme for Vicar of Dibley) and I thought we sang The Rose better than we have done in quite a while. We made some good progress with the new pieces we are learning – We will get that nightingale singing in Berkley Square beautifully eventually, I’m sure. And I can tell that the choir members are loving the Rodgers and Hammerstein medley, I couldn’t get to sleep last night for chicks and ducks scurrying through my mind, I never appreciated that ‘The surrey with the fringe on top’ was so cleverly written until now.
Last time, I learnt to think of the music rising when singing a line that descends down the scale ( see picture). This week, I learnt that we should think ‘luscious’ when aimimg for a really smooth legato sound- we had quite some fun swirling our arms and wriggling lusciously – just as well I didn’t bring the camera this week!