Rehearsal Notes 08.06.22

NHSBT 08.06.22 Part 1

Thanks for bearing with me today while I did this….. we call it ‘zoom doom’ amongst the online choir brigade! In my haste to get started for part 2, I’ve sent the audio to be saved in a mysterious location and now can’t find it….. I will do better!


NHSBT 08.06.22 Part 2

It was lovely to see you all today! Really pleased with the sound we’ve created on ‘Together Again’ – well done and thank you to everyone who took part in the audio recording. Now for the video…. PLEASE send something in!! Even if you’re not on the audio recording! You’re still here and part of the project! I’ll be making a first cut on Friday so please get as much to me as possible by Thursday evening.

‘Human’ by the Killers came top of the poll and so we’ll start to learn that at the next session which is Wednesday 15th June 8-9pm.

…. and this really made my day. Thank you xxx

Rehearsal Audio and Notes 25.05.22

Rehearsal from 25.05.22

Lovely to see you this windy grey morning!

We had a quick warm up and then worked on ‘Together Again’. You’ve got just over a week to get your audio recordings in!

Please do your audio recordings first concentrating on the sound. Once these are done, the video can be done later, concentrating on the picture!

I’d recommend you learn the yellow part first….. everyone record that….. then learn your additional part and record that – saves confusion for you all.

We talked about the style of the song and how to use a light voice with spaces between the words. The oohs are all long and flowing like toffee but the words are more like skittles (the sweets, not the ten pin variety).

With the video, I’m going to ask everyone to record themselves singing the whole song to camera and I’ll put a demo out of this in the next couple of days. The more personality we can get into the video the better. Even if it’s just dancing. And laughing. It’s all about YOU.

Here’s the chorus kari-ography

We finished with a rousing rendition of ‘Don’t leave me this way’ – brilliant!

Rehearsal Audio and Notes 11.05.22

NHSBT 11.05.22

We started with our warm up ‘Turn Around’ – thanks to everyone who got stuck in with this!

We learned the harmonies for the back half of ‘Together Again’ – you can hear it on the audio or there’s a link to the video teaching on the ‘Together Again Tutorials’ page on this website.

And just for the sheer fun of it, we sang 1000 years and Mr Brightside!

Thanks for all the comments saying that the session had set you up for the day. And thanks to Rosie for making an appearance.

Rehearsal Notes and Audio 27.04.22

Sooo lovely to see you all again this morning!

NHSBT 27.04.22 Zoom rehearsal

We sang all of our songs and look at the poll results!

Next week were are meeting 8-9pm and we’ll be working on ‘Together Again’ as our recording and video project. I’ll teach you the two parts for ‘1000 Years’ which is a really lovely version. And I’ll find some other loveliness for us to share and sing together.

Please spread the word about the choir! The more people that can benefit from the joy of singing the better. x See you next week.

Rehearsal Notes and Audio from 24.11.21

Rehearsal Audio from 24.11.21

Lovely to see you all this morning! A jolly lively and lovely sing song we had. I taught the chorus part to 2000 Miles again – if you missed it you can catch up here:

This is our next recording project and we’ve only got one more session together before the deadline! Please click on the link below to be taken to the website with all of the conducting videos and harmony links.

Lovely to see you all as well as Rosie the cat! x

Rehearsal Notes and Audio 10.11.21

What a jolly morning!

10.11.21 Zoom rehearsal audio

We sang. our heads off and made a start on the harmonies for 2000 Miles – I’ll get the conducting videos and upload folders on the site today for you all.

The we listened to your recording of ‘Chasing Cars’ which really was quite lovely- well done to everyone who took part xxx

Chasing Cars – NHSBT Master November 2021

And everyone loved ‘Hold my hand’. Have a lovely day everyone!!!

Rehearsal Notes and Audio from 27.10.21

NHSBT Zoom rehearsal 27.10.21

How lovely to see you all today and get our day off to the best start!

We sang ‘Moves like Jagger’ with added Kari-ography – fabulous energy!

We had a go with ‘Chasing Cars’ as this is our recording project. So far there are no submissions but we chatted today and agreed to keep the deadline and see how we get on. SATURDAY MIDNIGHT PLEASE! You can sing as many parts as you like!!! Go mad! Do them all!!!

‘Heaven is a place on Earth’ what a cracking song! Loved the energy with this one too.

‘Fix You’ was an emotional one today – well done for getting through it. If it didn’t tug at your heartstrings quite enough, check out the video we made with the ICU Liberty SIngers earlier this year….

We are still fundraising for ICU staff if anyone feels they’d like to contribute or share amongst their contacts.

We quickly lifted the mood with ‘Mr Brightside’ and ‘Waterloo’.

I’m plotting an enormous recording project for all Liberty SIngers. Our next session will start the process of learning ‘2000 Miles’ which I plan to create a virtual recording with. It will include you, The ICU Liberty SIngers, The Skincredible Liberty Singers, The Hillarys Liberty Singers and The West Bridgford Liberty Singers. This could be 200 voices all together. I can’t wait!!!!