was very excited when the advert for Sing Live North East was pointed
out to me in the local paper. When
I was younger, I was very much involved with all aspects of the
lived here for seven years and the main reason for my excitement
is that Sing Live is my first musical venture since
Ive moved to the North East. Its
safe to say, Ive picked a winner!
I couldnt wait for the first 'proper'
rehearsal to begin
away from the launch with a feeling of excitement and enthusiasm.
I couldnt wait for the first proper rehearsal
to begin. We have now had three and last week was our first after
with all the rehearsals, this started with a series of breathing,
stretching and vocal exercises to blow away the holiday cobwebs!
We got stuck in to the singing and all thoughts of post Christmas
blues and freezing weather were soon forgotten!
focussed on three songs this evening. Firstly Rhythm of Life, where
we have now learnt the ending and completed the song. As soprano
1, I have the pleasure of ending the
last few bars on a top A!! We have been told this will get easier
and in fact, after a while it did get more manageable.
The mood in the room changed immediately,
as we suddenly became gang members fighting for our
then looked at Tonight from West Side Story. The mood
in the room changed immediately, as we suddenly became gang members
fighting for our turf! This song will require a lot of practising
to get the choreography spot on. But already the sparring between
the Jets and the Sharks was becoming quite believable.
even tried this one without our books. Although people faltered
on the some of the words, they still remembered to frown and growl!
ended with the Phantom of the Opera. We sang this through first
as a rehearsal and then as a performance. We had put
in a lot of work on this song before Christmas and everyone remembered
all the pointers we had been given.
When the final chord was sung, the sound
resonated around the church - the atmosphere was electric!
sound we produced was amazing. When the final chord was sung, the
sound resonated around the church - the atmosphere was electric!
If we can produce something like that in three weeks, just think
what itll be like on the night!!