What a weekend!!

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 →

Singing in the asylum

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 →

Christmas here we come!

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!

Sing for Water festival triumph!

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 →

St George’s Day Celebration at The Hub

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 →

Almost sold out…

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.

Ooh, what to wear?

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!

Time for a lie down…

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 →

12 days to go

There are now twelve days until Delicious Sounds Choir sings in public for the first time. The Mayor will be coming to support the free lunchtime concert at Southampton City Art Gallery on Saturday 13th December at 1pm. I have contacted the Mayor’s charities; The Rainbow Project and Suthampton Samaritans as we will be making a collection for them. The concert will be festive with a twist (have you ever heard Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus with djembe drumming before?!)