We started off our winter tour with another collaboration with Show Of Hands and Chris Hoban. Show of Hands were performing at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Armestice Sunday, 11th November, as part of their sell out tour with the amazing percussionist Cormad Bynre, who was setting the stage a light with his drumming! Given the importance of the day, the 100 years anniversary, we were invited to participate and sing some of the songs we performed with SOH for the Centenary alb
Show of Hands have an amazing story to tell about how this beautiful honouring of the soldiers came about. A chance meeting between Steve Knightley and artist Rob Heard grew into a fitting tribute to mark the centenary of this tragic event (read their story: http://www.thesomme19240.co.uk/). After the great feedback SOH had when we joined them at Exmouth pavilions, Xmas 2015, SOH invited us back to sing with them at this landmark event and asked us to do 2 solo numbers, too.
Part 2 of our amazing Autum/Winter term 2015 We were straight back into song learning after our London debut at the Brandenburg Choral Festival. Show Of Hands wanted us to sing on 7 songs in 3 weeks’ time. Steve Knightley was going to be in rehearsal with us on that 3rd week. So.....we had 2 weeks to arrange our parts, learn it all and make it sound right! If we said the pressure was on – that was an understatement! Really bad colds were flying through the choir with a l
We have so many talented singers in the choir and we like to make the most of them! We have had two intakes this year. We started with a big intake of 8 new singers in the autumn after our hugely enjoyable open evening in the summer. Phew! That was SO much fun - I'm surprised the foundations of the hall are still in one piece! We started training the newbies in September, as we launched into our first gigs of the new term. They really learnt on the hop! In March we also took