Their pitch was in the perfect location
Their routine rehearsed to perfection
and for once – the sun was shining
No problem with people passing by,
or pigeons up in the blue sky
they had a crowd, who cheered laughed and cried
They sung out most of the afternoon
till the dawn of the appearing evening moon
their caps and cups full, with notes and coins
and rendezvoused back in a caff to rejoin
But after their breakfast and coffee and tea
they soon departed from their moment of glee
for after their repast, after singing their tome
they just had enough for the bus fare home
Salford, 16th September
U know what it is
Picking up your step to the
Beat of the rhythm and bass
Even singing a bar or two
As you stroll through the park
Today’s a great day – keep moving to the music
Noted academics, would call it a break in the silence
Owls wake at the sound of the shrill
Interested passers by, wonder where the wailing is coming from
Songs sung in the shower – screeching through the air
Exceptional harmonious melodies ? hardly!
Friday 17th June 2016
Imperial War Museum North (Red Room)
Another meeting of the Choir today, after our round robin performances at IWM North, Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester Museum.
There must have been something in the air today, in that we were a little reduced in number – but the enthusiasm of the group wasn’t tempered.
We concentrated on two numbers today, All above my head and All around – concentrating on a few changes to the way we sung it at previous performances.
a literary response to the Manchester Voices Volunteer Choir
Let the people sing aloud,
for those in the audience are justly proud…
of those gathered together in a mere few weeks –
the music director needed some tweaks…
as they sorted the tenors from the bass baritone
with a couple of sopranos sometimes singing alone.
but joining as one, they’ve sung their songs
(and sometimes , their audience have been singing along)
Friday 13th May 2016
Imperial War Museum North, Manchester
Another Day of practice for the volunteer choir.
For those who haven’t been reading – I’ve joined a choir made up of volunteers from Manchester Museum, The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester (MOSI) and Imperial War Museum North
We have Alto’s, We have Tenor’s and we even have the odd soprano in the Mix.
We’ve learned a few numbers – and (Hopefully) we will be performing together at a celebration for volunteers week later this year.
I’ve got over the barrier of singing – now if only I could master my two left feet…
They’ve got us Dancing!!!!
(Update this coming Friday!!!!)