This year I am going to post pictures of everyone I sing with. I am filling in for someone at Trinity School of Music for a singing class for 50+ for Isle of Dogs residents. I am in love already with this fantastic group of women so the term is already looking very sweet and I get to walk though Mudchute farm and see the madness that is sheep in the middle of the rising skyscrapers of the Canary Wharf
So day after that went to the Albert Hall via the amazing Whole Earth place in Kensington High Street where I had to indulge in a bit of suchi – that’s the food budget for the week gone. Seared suchi . The gorgeous woman who served me attacked it with a blow torch which did give the fish a slightly smokey flavour..and was quite flashy..she said it deepens the flavour! so then I arrived at the marvellous Albert Hall. Many of the Camden staff having been there since the crack of sparrows. In fact Sheena reckoned she arrived before the sparrows had woken up. So felt a little guilty swanning in at 2.30pm and all the f/t teachers( which I was once) had been with their classes since dawn and would be with them till they dropped them off at school at 10pm tonight..if the coaches arrived on time. So had a really really quick rehearsal with the secondaries and got to hold Liv’s new baby while she conducted her arrangement of Shine.
yes they are all there ..behing the band!
Then I took a picture of all the staff and students who were singing IQUDe the song I arranged and conducted. The secondaries sung really well!It is such fun conducting at the Albert Hall…could do it all night.
The concert was amazing. The programme the best ever. There was a whole section of excerpts from Carmen and the Pocket opera and 2000 kids singing all the choruses. The Maria Fidelis Gospel Choir fresh from their win on Songs of Praise Choir of the year with the wonderful MD Karen Gibson and Emmanuel on Piano. Jazz bands concert orchestras, all manner of instrumental groups. I loved so many of the songs. Well done everyone!
So I managed to get lost on the way back to the tube. But got home in one piece.
Well hello world and here it is the first day of the rest of my life. So its the last few days of the official easter holidays and just trying to do something that is not about singin, the beef stew is on and I have by chance meeting with Jacob one of my ex-A’level music student just discovered Ravelry – a knit and crochet community
I am determined to have a life beyond singing so have the wool and the crochet hook and gonna start that blanket today!
Got a lot of sorting out to do for the next singing term for the Bishopsgate Singers, the Highgate Newtown Community Singers,Earthly Voices
the Ing Singers and the Isle of Dogs 50+ singers. Guildhall Summer Music school plus singers weekend…writing a musical for Torriano Juniors…Singing CLusters for Camlabi siffreden School for Girls and conducting at the Royal Albert Hall next Tuesday….. Lots of exciting things gonna happen.
need more ginseng.
for now got to see if I can remember how to how to do the crochet.
Oh and here is a jolly picture of me rehearsing with the lovely Earthly Voices, taken by John-Paul Bland
Also here is a video of the lovely Bishopsgate Singers’s rendition of ‘Something inside so Strong’ by the delightful Labi Siffre
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