July 21, 2020

Song of a couple of weeks ago, Paul’s Shanty

I did this song after Graham from the Marple group said how much he liked it. I did email it to all members but forgot to put it here. I was getting proper silly with the makeup and costumes so enjoy. https://mixcord.co/acapella/p/FowOXPFsrzYBttHi5vrouw/

June 14, 2020

Song of the week, collaboration, Shine on Me

For ‘Song of the week’ this week I have had help from our dear friend Peter Whittham. The song is Shine on Me. It is quite a while since we sang this in class and some of you will remember that it was such a favourite of Nic Dennison that we sang it at his funeral. It is a joyful song and I hope you enjoy it. https://mixcord.co/acapella/p/_UMEMNbbAC3Iq7omWm47Qw/ Don’t forget you may need to copy this link and paste it into your browser. As usual, the individual parts are in …

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June 7, 2020

Song of the Week, Happy Birthday by Stevie Wonder

It has been a busy week this week as we have had a rash of birthdays of friends and family with more to come, including the impending arrival of our second grandson and this inspired me to do this song. The individual parts recordings are in the members area for you to practice  and then let rip at your next celebration! https://mixcord.co/acapella/p/mhQeQnX5c1pDbCxLmnZw4A

May 31, 2020

Song of the Week, Fire in my Heart

This week’s Song of the Week is Fire in my Heart. No video this week just a cracking audio. We had a go at this song after I heard it at the 2019 Annual Gathering of Natural Voice leaders. It isn’t difficult and you can have a go at any or all of the parts ( not at the same time!) It was written and shared by Emily Robly who said this about it…. ‘I wrote this because the burning in my heart doesn’t always feel easy to sit with …

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May 24, 2020

Two songs this week! Let the River Run and Friendship

Dear Singers, this week I was challenged to do Let the River Run. I took a deep breath and made a start only to realise that I already have excellent part recordings, including an all parts track and also there are YouTube videos of us singing for water in Manchester ( when we had to hide in the town hall corridors from the deluge) and of me rehearsing the massed Street Choirs at Kendal Leisure centre. Both will take you back , if you were there.  The parts are in …

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May 17, 2020

Song of the Week, 4. Sorrows Away

This week’s Song of the Week is Sorrows Away. I chose it because of the line…. ‘since we learned a new song to drive sorrows away ‘ and because it also reminds me of the wonderful Mandy, of the Tod group, at who’s funeral we sang a personalised version with plenty of gusto, just as she liked it. It’s a rollicking good song, one to let yourself go with! The learning track is on the members area and the words.                     …

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May 12, 2020

Another song for you, Rhythm of Life

This week’s song is The Rhythm of Life from the musical Sweet Charity. This version is an arrangement by Carol Donaldson. i hop you have fun singing it! Just copy the links and paste it into your internet browser. Enjoy! https://mixcord.co/acapella/p/w5w56tCAlMfs59PpPE022g/

May 4, 2020

Song of the week Follow the Heron by Katrine Polwart

This song was request by Barbara of the Carer’s Chorus and is about coming out of winter into spring. Chose a part and join in! i have made the recording on an app, it’s a neat thing. Click here the link below. If that doesn’t work copy and paste it into your browser, that worked for me https://mixcord.co/acapella/p/J9Q4h5L0pmR5l06yy544yQ/ just choose a part to learn and make yourself into a quartet with me!

April 26, 2020

Song of the week Do not Carry A Heavy Heart

the song of the week is ‘Do Not Carry a Heavy Heart’ by Ali Burns. it is one of those we are to learn for Sing for Water North and it is to be hoped that a future date will be found to hold that event. Members can find the parts in the members area and having learnt your part you can try singing it along with another part or with one of the combined parts versions below. Enjoy! This link will take you to the recording of this song …

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April 20, 2020

Song of the week, Love Call me Home

Our song of the week it Love Call me Home by Peggy Seeger. It is a beautiful song about friends helping to keep us going when things get tough. We are dedicating it to one of our singers who was bereaved this last week. I am inviting all Secret Singers to learn/ revise their part ( or choose a new one) from the tracks in the members area and then to sing it on Wednesday 22nd at 11.30am ,with her in mind, along with the recording of hundreds of singers …

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