<![CDATA[Weston Choral Society - Blog]]>Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:27:07 +0100Weebly<![CDATA[Blooming Brilliant...]]>Thu, 17 Oct 2019 05:52:47 GMThttp://www.westonchoralsociety.org.uk/blog/blooming-brilliantPlease do have a listen to Ellie’s version of Les fleurs et les abres. I was asked, "Is this good enough for homework this week?" Accolade for the best reply please...
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<![CDATA[Very Pronounced French...]]>Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:23:15 GMThttp://www.westonchoralsociety.org.uk/blog/very-pronounced-frenchMaybe we can take a few tips and improve our accents for all the French pieces we are practicing at the moment.....?
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<![CDATA[19th July 2019 - Concert by our friends Worle Chorale!]]>Tue, 02 Jul 2019 10:33:40 GMThttp://www.westonchoralsociety.org.uk/blog/19th-july-2019-concert-by-our-friends-worle-chorale
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<![CDATA[Brilliantly Blues'd !!!]]>Tue, 25 Jun 2019 06:47:59 GMThttp://www.westonchoralsociety.org.uk/blog/brilliantly-bluesd
The anticipation, excitement and commitment certainly paid off with a concert , that I think, will be one of the Society’s finest.
Having the musicians there for the afternoon rehearsal just brought it all together. Hearing the double bass come in after the first fews bars in the opening Kyrie, made my tears run rendering me voiceless for a minute or so, as my late father was a great bass player, playing with the big dance bands plus other jazz groups. I could see him so clearly strumming and bowing away getting wrapped up in every note that was played. It was a very poignant moment for me.

Will was so easy to work with and very encouraging about the sound we were producing. Well, we certainly could not let him nor Howard down after all the work we had put in.
Performance here we come! Wasn’t it great ? You just know after the opening notes that all will be well and we took it to another level.

I think we were rather tentative for a while about the Songs of Peace buy maybe having Will there playing made us relax and get into the pieces. Even the D sharp was spot on !! All the parts were secure and you couldn’t help but be swept away with a glorious sound and feel for the music.
There was a real energy throughout the pieces of the Mass. I don’t know about you but when the opening bars begin and then it blasts into the double time, the adrenaline is swirling around and you become very focused for the start of the Kyrie.
We didn't appear to be phased either by the faster tempo in the Credo ! How good was that ? HEADS UP for the last chord.... and at the end, well how much longer were we going to hang onto that note ?  For as long as Will Todd wanted  to , is the simple answer!!

All soloists, musicians and performers were TERRIFIC making this a truly memorable evening.
As Will Todd said, singing is a wonderful thing to be involved with.

We are so fortunate to be able to experience moments like these throughout our singing. We enjoy coming together as a group to sing, support each other, socialise and rub out !! Some of us ,one day, may win a hamper !!

Long may it continue.  VIVA LA MUSICA !!

Kay Blake
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