12 new singers complete Harmony Course
It's been an exciting six weeks at Capital Chorus. On the final Monday in October, a dozen men completed our latest Learn to Sing in Harmony Course with a sparkling performance for their families and friends.
The twelve had been working hard with the chorus on improving a whole series of vocal techniques. Those who weren't sure which harmony part they wanted to sing (tenor, lead, baritone or bass) were invited to try out all four if they wished. Once they were comfortable, the new singers were given two very different songs to hone their skills. One was the rip-roaring shanty "What shall we do with the drunken sailor", and the other was a tender ballad called "Baby Mine".
Capital Chorus musical director Pippa Goodall was delighted with the final performance. "All our new singers have worked very hard over the past six weeks" she said, "and their efforts really paid off. I hope they enjoyed it as much as I did."
After past courses, some new singers have decided to stay on and join Capital Chorus full-time. Others have found a place for their skills in a range of different choirs and singing groups. The chorus will be holding another Learn To Sing Course within the next two years, but in the meantime our Monday rehearsals remain open to anyone who'd like to find out more about us. Do come along - you'll be very welcome.