What a great turnout for Thursday evening’s rehearsal where we looked at some of the Christmas carols that we’re going to sing at the St Joseph’s Carol Service. The re-arranged harmonies on the Hallelujah sounded great and all sections learnt their lines quickly and effectively. It’s coming together really nicely and it might be our solo performance at the service (if not then it will be Starry Night or O Holy Night another suggestion by some of the singers. Beautiful carol, watch the clip below.)
We’ll be closing the carol service with Hark the Herald Angels sing which we’ll be learning in parts and will have organ or piano/organ function accompaniment. We ran through it and even started to learn some of the female descants which – with expert help from Trish Coll who remembered it from school – sounded really powerful. We had a quick run-through on Sunday 27th after mass (quite a few of you were away for half-term break already) so we rehearsed Laudate Dominum which we’ll be singing at our next 9.30 mass on 17th November. We also went through “My Life is in Your Hands” and then rounded off with “Over my Head I hear music in the air.” I’ll be busy making more photocopies of the music as there are more and more singers (how wonderful) that need them. We now take a break for half-term and the next time we meet will be on Thursday 7th November at May and Dave’s house! They kindly offered to host an evening rehearsal so I will be emailing you privately with their address. Those of you who can’t make the Thursday evening practice, we shall see you again on November 10th after 9.30 mass in the Westlake Room. Enjoy your time off and thank you for your hard work. You are sounding fantastic!