Yet again we welcomed several new singers to our final session of the year.
I will never forget the initial terror and then incredible exhilaration of singing with others in front of several hundred people at a Transition Towns event a few years ago after a singing by ear workshop. Our teacher didn't announce the idea to sing in front of everyone until the workshop was over, very wise! This sowed the seed for me to get community singing going in Wivenhoe.
I do a silent 'Oh Yes!' when someone arrives for the first time looking
nervous and leaves with a grin saying how much they've enjoyed the
workshop. We are so lucky to have such a brilliant teacher in Chris Rowbury who makes it seem so easy.
If you are reading this and want to share your 'coming to singing' story please write and tell me, so between us we can help inspire others to take the plunge. jowheatley[at]yahoo.co.uk
to listen to December's songs, remembering we've only just learned them
at the two and a half hour session! The Paraguayan one is my favourite.