Wow. What a weekend. It’s been months of rehearsals and planning and what a success it was. Jack and I decided last year to bring all of the choirs we work with together to sing in one joint show. We had Love Soul Choir, Jack’s community choir ‘Sing Now Choir’ and workplace choirs from West Quay, Marwell Wildlife, Wessex Institute and Solent University that I work with.
It’s been quite stressful at times. Trying to organise and co-ordinate 150 singers was always going to be a bit of a mission. We spent time organising everything. Every single detail was planned.
It then came to the day of the rehearsal. We had planned an evening rehearsal. It was an opportunity for the performers to watch the other choirs and also go through the running of the show. I was feeling particularly stressed during the day. Not down to the set lists but down to the number of people we had to organise and the potential that it could go very wrong. What a rehearsal. We had such a supportive positive atmosphere in the room. People were up and dancing to Love Soul Choir’s set and when it came to ‘The Climb’ and ‘Star Girl’ where all groups were singing together, the sound was enormous. I had an incredible sense of pride. All of these singers we spend so much time working with were sounding so incredible and were able to do something so fun!
The show was incredible. Such an amazing buzz and some incredible feedback from audience members. There really is nothing better than singing in a choir. We’ve already started to plan next years show! Bring it on.
Thanks once again to everybody involved and thanks for making my work so enjoyable. I have the best job in the world and work with the best people too!