The Lower 6th: It’s Going to be a Covid Christmas Without You I consider it to be possibly the best thing about our choir that it has initiated some beautiful friendships. Members of Carleton Ladies who had never met before joining the group now consider themselves the best of friends and, in some cases, even go on holidays together. Plus,… Read more »
This is an exciting week for me because, for the very first time, I’m collaborating with Sarah Churcher (another excellent singing teacher based in Carleton) to provide a full day’s singing workshop. It’s on Thursday at Woodlands Retreat in Giggleswick, and will be all about songs from the shows. We’re actually fully booked out already, but we’ll be planning to… Read more »
Hi all. Thanks for checking back on this blog for lesson slot vacancies. Unfortunately, the coming week is already completely fully booked up again. This is, to be fair, partly because I am otherwise engaged with various Christmas-related engagements. One such event is the Women’s Institute North Yorkshire West Federation Christmas Carol Service (try saying that after a few too… Read more »
Last week was a crazy busy one, preparing for a performance up in Malham with the Carleton Ladies Choir, getting my other choir (WI North Yorkshire West Foundation Rock Choir) restarted with rehearsals, and working on pieces with students for my upcoming charity concert in Skipton and for their Skipton Festival entries! But, this week things should start to slow… Read more »
Below are recordings of Mozart’s Ave Verum, with each part emphasised for practise purposes: Sop 1: Your browser does not support the audio element. Sop 2: Your browser does not support the audio element. Alto: Your browser does not support the audio element.
For choir reference only: Angels’ Carol, by John Rutter, with me emphasising the alto line on keyboard: Your browser does not support the audio element.
North Yorkshire West Federation: Rock Choir The Women’s Institute North Yorkshire West Federation are in the process of establishing a rock choir… well, in fact, three rock choirs that will occasionally come together to perform as one group. And, I’m honoured to be the Musical Director of one of them – rehearsing every third Wednesday evening at Hellifield Village Hall,… Read more »
I’m always proud to tell people that I am the Musical Director of Carleton Ladies Choir, but never more so than after evenings like last night: the concert we put on at Carleton Village Hall was an enormous success. Accompanied at the piano by Peter Gunn, the choir performed a really varied programme of songs. These included Take These Wings by… Read more »
Carleton Ladies Choir hold their annual summer concert this Saturday evening, from 7pm at Carleton Village Hall. There’s lots of music, including an Abba song performed as a flute solo, a medley of British rugby songs sung by a male voice choir, a wide variety of choral music from the choir themselves, plus lots of audience participation (should you wish… Read more »