The recent concert at Rodington,near Shrewsbury, was well received by an enthusiastic audience, although we did experience some problems with the acoustics. However, the choir is struggling with a new line up in some areas, and it takes time to settle in with different people in different places.
“Up Town Girl” is a lively piece which we enjoy, and that gets across to the audience.
At the moment we are rehearsing “To Where you are”, which is a haunting piece dedicated to one of our followers who died last year-it will be a very emotional moment when we perform it for Lawrence, who bought the music for the choir, in memory of his wife, Jacqui.
Hopefully the seven new members who are enthusiastically joining in those rehearsals will be able to perform some parts in the next concert.We are performing with other Shifnal Choirs at St. Andrew’s Church in Shifnal on Friday, May 1st,and later in the year,on October 3rd with the pupils from St. Andrew’s school.We are hoping to arrange some concerts in the early summer when the choir is at full strength.
The AGM held this week(March 26 th.) was characterised by the genuine feeling that the choir was moving forward after a difficult few months. Anne gave a very constructive report on how she wants the choir to progress and the atmosphere was very positive. Hopefully Mike’s ideas on sending out new pieces via CD’s or memory sticks will enable us to learn more quickly.
We need more new members, we need new ideas on fund raising, we need to try to harness the support of the town in general. Anyone with any ideas contact me ASAP-anyone with a voice, come along on Thursdays!!