There was plenty to say yesterday in our 7th daily blog to welcome in our 10th Anniversary Year, but we hope it was a useful read if you were either thinking about your own singing hobby, or were encouraging someone to think about theirs. Either way, January is an ideal time to get in touch. However, today, we won't need anywhere near as many words to convey our theme for Day 8 (Hurrah! you cry, Get on with it!!! - OK, I hear you...):
Today's theme is effectively 'Thank You! We're Made Up!'. So, let's all sing the Day 8 verse (care: it's another 'quick' one to start with...), then we can get on with today's message! Everybody, now, 1, 2, 3:
"In the 8th Blog of New Year, 'The Phoenix' gave to me: It's a 'Made Up' Man Thing, Serene Swans a-Swimming, See Geezers Playing - Five Sing-ing Live - For Auld Lang Syne, Three Hearty Cheers, To All Men an Invite and A Calendar with Dates we can see!"
In December 2019, we held two cracking concerts and our reports for those and their programme details will appear in our 'About Us - Past Events' pages on this very website in due course. But there is more to a cracking concert than just the Choir itself being very good (even if that was true, which of course it was!!!). We had two super audiences for a start and on both occasions, the volume of applause at the end of each concert was tremendous, so no surprise that we were fully made up both times as a result!
Singing to an audience really is the best bit of what we do and it's what makes it all worthwhile. Any singing group can practise privately for its own pleasure, but practising with the intention of entertaining a public audience which has paid for the privilege of listening to your concert is an ambition, a mission, a risk, a challenge, and an honour.
There's no real way of describing the feeling of knowing that either new audience members had attended our concert for the first time (and we hope that we will see them again at a future date), or that our regular concert-goer friends were in attendance again. Indeed, a vast amount of our 'raison d'etre' is to wish to perform male voice choral song in a live environment, and to help maintain and educate the general public in the artform. The cherry on the top of our cake is the general public's appreciation of this. So if you were in our audience at either Mile Cross or Stalham in December 2019 (or indeed any of our 2019 concerts...), we're not making it up to say we owe you and send you all a huge thank you!
In fact, by showing us at our concerts you think our rehearsal endeavours are all so worthwhile, it's our group of men who are absolutely 'made up'!!!
(t)Witterings from the Choir's Webmaster, The Phoenix, but it's normally about what we are going to be or have been up to, something nice about someone we have sung with, or a gracious reply to one of your own wonderful comments.