Saturday 19th December saw us all glammed up in our black and bright, jewel colours to sing a free lunchtime concert to the Christmas shoppers in Southampton Art Gallery with its excellent acoustics. The mayor, Linda Norris came along as we were collecting money for her chosen charities, especially Rose Road. She loved us so much she signed us up to sing next October in the Music in the City week. It was an excellent event for Southampton in 2015 and now we will be Continue reading →
Yesterday morning (Dec 6) saw about 22 of us heading down to ‘deepest, darkest Darset’ to the Dorset annual Choir Festival. We joined about 8 Dorset community choirs for a Big Sing where we were taught 4 Christmasy songs followed by a concert where we could showcase two of our current songs. I was lucky enough to be taught by Fiona so all was familiar. I heard several people behind me saying what a good teacher she was so I think we are very lucky as Continue reading →
Our rehearsal this week was so uplifting. Everyone felt energised by the end of it. We learnt some new songs including the Gloucester Wassail and everyone agreed the harmonies sounded wonderful. After being fortified by Eleanor’s apple cake in the break we had some great solos in the Holly and the Ivy. The buzzing atmosphere continued with some of us at the pub after!
How exciting to be part of Southampton’s first ever Literary Festival, SO:To Speak! The choir together with Southampton Folk Orchestra accompanied Mike O’Leary in his imaginative, active telling of the story of Bevis of Hamtun at The Hub in City College. It is wonderful to celebrate our city’s history and we now have a new translation of the legend from the 14th century document by Lynn Forest-Hill. We were widely congratulated for our evocative rendition of Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof and as usual, Continue reading →
Our Sing for Water Mini Festival in support of WaterAid has just passed, and what a night of fun we had! Turner Sims is such a lovely venue, particularly for a capella singing. I had the honour and opportunity to sing two of my songs with Helen Chadwick, founder of Sing for Water. Southampton Ukulele Jam, One Root Drummers, DJ Random and Delicious Sounds Choir provided foot-stomping, toe-tapping, spine-tingling entertainment. The interval was loads of fun with stalls, raffle, mini massages, joke telling and other Continue reading →
18 brave singers represented Delicious Sounds Choir at the St George’s Day celebration at The Hub, City College, organised by the inimitable Charlie Hislop. Unfortunately Charlie was ill, so the event was spontaneously hosted by John Denham and his two assistants. Charlie wasn’t the only person off sick; a group of students who were due to perform extracts from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ were also ill. This meant that we were asked to perform 40 minutes ahead of schedule… Now, I’m all for spontaneity, but Continue reading →
Four days til our gig at Hanger Farm on Friday, and there are just 22 tickets left! Wow. I’m delighted. This evening’s rehearsal will give us a chance to polish and hone the lovely harmonies, knowing that we will have a big audience to appreciate our musical endeavours.
Last night at choir, a singer asked what we would be wearing for our concert at Hanger Farm on 6th March. I do love the whole aspect of dressing up to sing, choosing a colour, having an excuse to go round the charity shops and find just the right outfit. For me, it’s all part of the fun!
Last night was the choir’s third and final festive performance of 2014. We sang in West Quay next to Santa’s Grotto and brought a bit of a capella magic to the place. Well done all for the truly uplifting rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus. Saturday’s free lunchtime concert at Southampton City Art Gallery was pretty packed. The Mayor loved it. Everyone loved it! We collected £168 for the Rainbow Project and Southampton Samaritians. Rosie Marshall gave a splendid rendition of Tom Lehrer’s ‘Christmas Carol’, and the Continue reading →
A few of us had a delightful hour at Caffe Momento in Guildhall Square a fortnight ago, drinking coffee, eating yummy cake and singing!