Back to the grindstone

The choir’s first rehearsal after the Easter break.  It was lovely to see so many friendly faces again, we were missing a few of our regulars, probably travelling back or enjoying their last day off before school starts again tomorrow.  A fun and pacey rehearsal after a short warm-up.  Running through some of the hymns we’ll be “performing” next in a few weeks at 9.30 mass.  There were no hidden surprises, all stuff that we’ve sung before (our “signature tune” Children of God will once again be the opening hymn, oh yes….)  Everyone was really enthusiastic and it was great to see such renewed vigour after the break – best news was that on Easter Sunday the choir “were fantastic” led by George Matthews.  Thanks George for holding the baton while I was away enjoying the sunshine in Gibraltar and Spain!  Another bit of good news was that Frances (super soprano and alto when required) and Phil (super tenor) were happy to sing the solo lines over “Laudate Dominum” ostinato – the new piece I’m going to be rehearsing with the choir to be sung in a few weeks’ time.  Thank you for not wincing at the prospect when I handed you your scores!

It’s going to sound great – for those singing the ostinato chant, have a listen to this, it’s a great version.

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