I promised you a video of my performance in our latest charity concert and, not one to renege on a deal, I now have a DVD in my possession from which I can show you a couple of excerpts.
The first one is the duet of ‘Tonight’, from West Side Story, which I sing with Craig. You will remember we had a problem with Craig’s microphone having been switched off so there is a rather lovely moment in this romantic ballad, when someone sneaks forward to press the button on.
The second song is the Sister Act number, ‘I Will Follow Him’, which we had only just learned and I think it shows. My screechy Sister Mary Roberts bit at the end is quite painful in parts but occasionally I hit the right notes. Witness more microphone problems – this time mine being too low for me and me not having the wit to adjust it, preferring to bend at the knees.
Watching the whole video back is going to be great for all of us so we can improve on our performance and try to blend a little better as a choir, rather than as a group of individual singers. We had some brilliant solo songs – Adam singing ‘Maria’ and ‘Empty Chairs and Empty Tables, Abi singing ‘I Feel Pretty’ and ‘Hopelessly Devoted to you’, Craig singing ‘Bring Him Home’, Jane with ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ and ‘I Could Have Danced All Night’, Martin with ‘Beauty School Dropout’ , plus Elaine, Bev, Gordon, Paul, Ollie, Daran, Kevin and Harry.
It’s great to be part of it.