A very merry Christmas and happy new year!
We have a last minute gig at Weston Park Museum, Sheffield, on Sunday 23rd December at 1pm, which will be lovely. It’s an old-fashioned stately museum with parkland and a bandstand but has been modernised sympathetically.
I don’t know how many people will go to the museum two days before Christmas but we will sing for the staff anyway – our Sheffield museums and galleries are fabulous and are struggling with massive funding cuts. They also have excellent gift shops for those last-minute presents, or stocking up on nice cards for future birthdays.
We have sung in various settings over Christmas, mostly within walking distance of our base in Meersbrook, and consistently had a performance group of 15+. The quality of sound has been very good – partly because of the strength of numbers, but also because I feel there is more individual confidence, more people feeling they can do it and not wait for someone else to start off. When you’re feeling confident about singing, you want to perform – and when it goes well, you want to do it again. So more choir members come and sing, and we make a great sound.