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 from 04.05.22

NHSBT 04.05.22 Part 1
NHSBT 04.05.22 Part 2

So lovely to see you last night!

We started with our usual warm up and enjoyed a sing through with our old recording of ‘Let It Be’ – can’t believe that was more than a year ago!

We started work on Together Again which is our recording project. There’s a separate blog post with the teaching linked to you tube for this from last night as well as the conducting videos and folders to load your audio to. I’ll be teaching this all again next week when we meet in the morning. I’d like EVERYONE to record a Yellow part (main tune) and one other harmony (more if you’re feeling like a challenge!) Our next sessions will be spent polishing this and making sure it’s the very best it can be.

We had a random sing through with Tiffany – I think we all love the 80s! After a short break we worked on the two part harmony for ‘1000 years’. It’s quite simple but really effective – we’ll do more with this.

We then sang ‘Little Lies’ and ‘Memories’ to finish.

And I’m delighted with this poll…

See you next Wednesday morning at 9am!

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!!!!

Rehearsal Audio and Notes 13.10.21

NHSBT 13.10.21 Rehearsal Audio

Ooohhh we had lovely sessions today! We sang through all of the songs and did a little kari-ography too. The poll was interesting…

Next time, we’ll do a little more of the quicker songs – Mr Brightside and Moves Like Jagger.


Rehearsal Audio and Notes 06.10.21

NHSBT 06.10.21 Zoom rehearsal

Check out the audio at 32 minutes!!! Happy Birthday Victoria!!!

Lovely to see you all tonight everyone xxxx Here’s what we got up to.

We did the Mika Grace Kelly Harmony Challenge which was…. hilarious!

‘Chasing Cars’ – a really brief whip through the harmonies but lots of chat about the articulation and not holding on to the letter ssssss in places. This is the recording project and the conducting videos are already up on the website with the folders to save your audio files to!

‘With or without you’ – we worked on the harmony from ‘my hands are tied’ – there’s some singing octaves apart – watch out reds, it’s quite high! It’s a really lovely version of the song – hope you liked it.

‘Fix You’ beautiful song. Love it. We just had a sing through of this tonight.

‘Eternal Flame’ again another sing through …..

‘Waterloo’ we’d learned the low harmony for this last times sang along to the 2 part version

Here’s what we liked….

I was particularly impressed with the pets who joined us tonight. Thank you Saffron (the dog), Bjorn (the cat) and Rosie (the cat) who apparently taps at the window to be let in when Helen is singing!! How cute!

We also chatted about having some more upbeat songs for the next session which is next Wednesday in the morning x I’ll find some Liberty Bangers for you.

Rehearsal Audio and Notes – 29.09.21 9.30am

NHSBT zoom rehearsal audio 29.09.21

Ooohhh what a lovely session today!

We did some bonkers dancing (thanks to Adam for the new ‘walk like an Egyptian’ move!) and a bit of breathing with the plastic toy – love this.

We sang ‘Waterloo’ briefly recapping the two parts – we think this may have been a song to jive or quickstep to (lots of Strictly chat going on this morning)

‘Chasing Cars’ was next which was lovely followed by ‘Eternal Flame’ (both likely to be rhumbas if we are still chatting about Strictly….)

We finished with a rousing ‘Paradise’ (cha cha cha!) to really brighten our day!

Our next recording project will be ‘Chasing Cars’ and we’ll pick through the detail in this at our next session on Wednesday 6th October 8-9pm.

And we’ll also be using this as a warm up…. good luck!