Good day fellow choristers.
A good session last night. A bit of a hairy journey for the Rothbury lads from Coquetdale to Morpeth (I think the gritters must’ve been on their tea break!!) but no problem getting back home. Chris P mentioned that he had similar difficulties getting down from Embleton - winter is upon us. This morning the skies are full of snow and it’s being deposited quite generously on the ground - quite appropriate then that we’re entering the festive season.
With Jon and Sandra we had a well needed run through what we are doing for the Warkworth gig and we have another chance to practice those songs at our regular practice next Wednesday. It’s a bit different getting used to singing with Sandra’s squeeze box for accompaniment - but I think we got used to it in the end and hopefully didn’t sound too bad.
However our first challenge is our gig for the Christmas Tree Festival at Blyth next Tuesday. The venue is St Cuthberts Church, Plessey Road, Blyth NE 24 3BE - I’m sure Jon will be providing the set list and arrival time in due course (soon!!) - then we’ll all need to get back to learning the words as best we can and practice our warbling in the shower so that we’re all match fit for the concerts ! I’m sure we’ll be allowed our (discreet) black folders but my suggestion would be that if you’re fairly sure of the words then stand in the front row and if you’re less sure of the words then as normal stand in the back row - looks more professional
Have a great weekend guys - let’s hope the weather doesn’t interfere too much with your sporting () activities - and anyway, if you’re stuck for something to do why not spend an extra hour in the shower learning all those words and harmonies??? You know it’s good for you
Onwards and upwards VoiceMale
With best wishes from a snowy Upper Coquetdale - see yous all on Tuesday in sunny Blyth.