It’s been a couple of busy days and thank-you to every-one who came along to the concert at All Saints Church last night with the South Beds Concert Band. A big thank-you to my friend Kim who did sound for me and Bill who helped me set up earlier that after noon. Just having an extra pair of hands can make all the difference. It’s not so much the setting up as getting the rig in from the van to the Church that’s often the thing that takes the time. I’m so pleased I went with my big rig because we had about 40 musos in total so the bigger speakes balanced better as I set them back and my voice balanced with the band bautifuly. There is something special about Ev speakers I adore them and the sound they give is second to none – worth every penny!
I sang my “War Time Sing along Medley” which had been especialy arranged for the concert band by Bill Pollard and also two Vera Lynn arrangements of “We’ll Meet Again” and “The White Cliffs of Dover”. All three went down really well. I also sang my South Pacific Medley and The Flower Duet from Lakme’ which is one of my favourite Arias. Both of these two I sang with backing track as the band needed a rest and it enabled me to show some Opera and my harmony work. I’m kind of keeping my fingers crossed that the band might like to play my South Pacific Medley in time if I can get the arrangement done. Ofcourse they may not want to work with me again we will just have to see what the future holds – here’s hoping!
I really enjoyed the bands renditions of Gabriel’s Oboe with soloist Emma Miller “Wherever You Are” and “Redemption” which is one of my favourites. Will Farmer was great as compere and Dad Simon is a fabulous Musical Director. A great evening all round I would say. As yet I don’t know how much money was raised but it seemed like a pritty good house so I shall keep you posted!
Today I was out singing “The Magic of the Musicals” and I included a few songs I’ve not sung in a long while “And This is My Beloved” from “Kismet” and another favourite of mine from “Kiss me Kate” “So in Love”. I don’t know about you but I think I would make a good Katharine particuly as she gets to sing that wonderful number “I Hate Men” – ha ha I think I could have fun with that!
Time for bed I think as I want an early night and there is much I want to do this weekend. Keep Watching Toodle Pip and Bye for Now!