Rehearsal Audio and Notes from 07.09.22

NHSBT 07.09.22 Part 1
NHSBT 07.09.22 Part 2

Lovely to see you all last night and to meet some new singers!

Our poll says it all

We’ll continue to work on The Rose/We are sailing next time as we will be jointly recording this with the ICU Choir this term.

We can also work more on Angels – I’ll arrange something x

Loved the responses to ‘how do you feel after singing’ last night xxxxx.

Rehearsal Audio and Notes 20.07.22

NHSBT 20.07.22

Lovely sing along today!

We worked on ‘1000 Years’ – DEADLINE SATURDAY AT MIDNIGHT!

We also worked on the first ‘We are sailing’ art from ‘The Rose’ which is truly lovely.

Up tempo (slightly… too hot for much else!) with ‘The Best Day of My Life’ which is a great tune. ‘Eternal Flame’ was our throwback song and we finished with ‘Summer of 69’.

Next week is our final session before our summer break and I’m asking for suggestions (I may live to regret this decision) – pop them in the WhatsApp group and I’ll see what I can do xxxxx

Rehearsal Notes and Audio 13.07.22

NHSBT 13.07.22 Part 1
NHSBT 13.07.22 Part 2

Lovely to see you all last night!

I talked a little bit about the Code of Conduct which can be found on your website. This is a choir leader industry thing and isn’t aimed at anyone our any particular problem. It’s there to protect you and me and is fairly straight forward. I will share the link in the WhatsApp group too.

We had a go through on both parts for 1000 years – I’d like everyone to record both please. The conducting videos are on this website with the folders to upload to. You know how it all works!

We started a new song ‘The Rose / We are sailing’ which went down really well. It’s a beautiful arrangement by Abi Moore. We worked through the first verse in all of the three parts. Well done everyone! I think this is going to be a winner….

Then we sang some old classics – Eternal Flame and Happy Ending.

I taught the chorus harmonies for Club Tropicana. This is so that you can belt it out with your mates over the summer and wow them with your harmonises – you’re welcome. And we finished with Lovely Day.

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 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!