Thank You for the Music

On Thursday, Hannah’s choir, Medina High Community Choir, whuch I sing in, had our in Medina Theatre. I’ve sung many times with Hannah’s choirs, and while we’ve had sell outs before, this is the first in the Theatre. This is an impressive feat for the choir, and I think a lot must have to do with the bullying tactics persuasive powers of some members of the choir. One disadvantage of having a big audience was the big heat in the theatre – it was sweltering. Just standing on the stage, without singing led to a sweat; looking like a tit doing ‘Does Your Mother Know’ was even worse. Everyone was in the same boat, so it wasn’t particularly embarrassing.

Overall, the audience seemed to enjoy it, and the Choir too. It’ll have been a great experience for the folks in the Choir who haven’t performed with us before to have stepped out onto the stage and see a full house. Watching it back on the video that was filmed on my behalf by one of Hannah’s Year 10 students, the big numbers are all good, and indeed it sounds better on the video than it did live, which is unusual – it’s usually the other way round. Also, the Choir was more disciplined than we’ve been before, getting on and off stage quicker. The standing plan helped (not seating, because we didn’t have seats), so everyone knew who they were stood next to. During Let It Be we all wandered around the stage, to return to where we started, and without a fixed seating plan, that wouldn’t have worked because we’d have ended up in a jumbled mess with people concentrating too much on remembering where they started.

There are a good set of pictures on Facebook (which I can’t link), taken by the sister of one of the Choir members. The couple that I’m in don’t do me any justice, I was smiling all the time, honest.


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