We're back with our Day 10 blog of the 12 Blogs of New Year! After a day off, you say? No! Yesterday was all about revising what we had done so far (OK, partially inspired by blogging so late on 'real' Day 9...) and we hope you have found the reminders and additional links useful! But day off...? No! It's a bit like 'reading week' at Uni... ...not a 'week off', but just a week without lectures to catch your breath, catch up with things, and revise what's happened so far! And let's face it, if you were up-to-date with reading our series of blogs, then you more than fully deserve your chance to catch breath!
So, here we are then... ...double figures at last... ...Day 10!
Yes, we knew it...! ...you're all clicking on 'spellcheck' as you read... ...muttering... ...what is 'nyrrh'...? ...did they mean 'nyrrh'...? ...was it a throwback to Christmas and they meant 'myrrh'...? Anyway, nyrrh, myrrh, whatever, why do they need them...???!!!
Well, let's sing up, and metaphorically reveal all!!! It's the 12 Days of Christmas tune folks, so 1, 2, 3:
"In the 10th Blog of New Year, 'The Phoenix' gave to me: Ten Nyrrhs are Needed, Nine Days' Revision, (quickly!) It's a 'Made Up' Man Thing, Serene Swans a-Swimming, See Geezers Playing - (like 5 Gold Rings!) Five Sing-ing Live - For Auld Lang Syne, Three Hearty Cheers, (quick here, too!) To All Men an Invite and A Calendar with Dates we can see!"
So, our Open Rehearsals are currently on - when we throw open our Mile Cross rehearsal doors to non-member men so they can have a 'listen around' to how we are preparing for our 10th Anniversary Year in general and our 2020 Spring Season in particular, as well as get to freely see behind the scenes of a male voice choir without charge, audition or obligation.
All men are warmly welcomed tonight, and on the next two Thursday evenings, at 7.30pm at our rehearsal base. If you are a man at a loose end on Thursday evenings, or know a man who is at a loose end on Thursday evenings, point them in our direction. You (and They) will be equally welcome whatever your singing experience (if any) and whatever you know, or think you know, or don't know(!), what your voice range is. We have more Basses than Tenors at the moment, but that's not an issue, so don't be put off! It will just be helpful to have the different voices in numerical balance!
So, that's our Day 10 theme focus, then - Basses are welcome, but Tenors are needed! See you tonight, or sometime later in January.
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