I came across this little gem on musical styles which amused me and thought I would share it.
Five men on the same stage all playing different tunes.
Played exclusively by people who woke up this morning.
Dozen different types of percussion all going at once.
People singing when they should be talking.
People talking when they should be singing.
Discover the other 45 minutes they left out of the TV ad.
Endless songs about shipwrecks in the 19th century.
20 men who take it in turns to stand up plus a drummer.
Approximately half of our choir members are off to Alexandra this coming weekend for our combined concert with choirs from Dunedin and Central Otago. We're looking forward to it and hope there will be a good audience. If you're in the area, the concert is at 2pm in the Terrace Primary School Hall.
Although rehearsals haven't started yet, we already have some of the music for the Central Otago concert. One of the items is 'Maria' by former choir member Juliet Woller, now resident in Australia, which is a setting of the Ave Maria text.
Preparing for a concert in Spring is always harder than at other times of the year due to inclement weather (it's hard to leave a warm house in the evening when it's cold and rainy outside) and because there are naturally more coughs, colds and other nasties around. However perserverance pays off and the extra effort is always worthwhile.
I'm a soprano :)