Sometimes you just have to sit down and learn them!
All the songs for the Royal Albert Hall performance have to be committed to memory! That's no mean feat. Plus our MD has threatened us to learn all our future music too so that we don't rely on copies. Eeek!
So what are the tricks to learning lyrics. Our MD outlines his approach:
Don't worry we've all been here and have to do it. How do you think our MD manages to keep his head up, mouth the words and bring each part in accordingly? He has to learn the music and words too and for more than one part!
When you first perform a piece without copies you feel naked and then become conscious about your hands and how you stand but that's a topic for another day.
As for writing out lyrics our MD uses the following method:
The following extract from the Hallelujah Chorus might give you an idea. This is for Bass 1, therefore the other singers lyrics are greyed out and in brackets as he will not be singing them.
Ignore the red squiggly underline, that is the word processor objecting to the word being spelt wrong with the hyphen. But the hyphen is there to remind him to sing the word longer or separated.
And finally with a piece like the Hallelujah Chorus you just have to work out how many 'Hallelujahs' to sing, especially in the end phrase.
Have fun learning lyrics!
None! They can’t reach that high! Only joking Altos!!
This was the scene this morning as Marie visited David, no not for a singing lesson nor to go through choir music, but to have her new choir dress pinned up in preparation for shortening and modelling to the choir.
You’ll be pleased to know that Linda is going to make sure they are shortened and sewn correctly.
The things our M.D. gets involved in hey?
Choir members please note future events and attendance will be managed via a google calendar invite.
In an attempt to streamline and simplify the invite and response process for performances and social events. All future events will be managed via the choirs google calendar and sent as an invite to choir members email addresses.
This means all you have to do is check your emails and respond accordingly. Obviously if your details change, then keep admin informed.
Managing google calendar events this way means:
If you have any problems, then ask!
The choir will be holding a social do on Friday 20th July 2018 at Restaurante Los Lucas at 4pm
We will be holding an end of season social do which will include a finger buffet for €10 per person. Drinks are to be purchased separately.
All choir members plus partners and guests are welcome.
So if you are interested complete the form below.
We have a few video clips from the recent Paws Patas fundraising concert.
Thanks to Darren (the partner of one of our singers) who kindly filmed us at the concert on Fri 25th May 2018 at Mira Flores Ballroom, Los Gallados Camping.
The videos catch us in full song. One is an extract from The Rhythm of Life and the other is the full version of This Is The Moment.
Both clips along with other snaps and other news clippings can be viewed in our Gallery.
If you have any photos of the choir that you would like to send us, simply contact us and we can arrange how to transfer/copy/download the photos. We have a fairly good IT department!