It’s coming to that point where we need to be covering as much as we can in our rehearsals. On Monday I would like to focus on West Side Story and the Christmas Bells medley, but hopefully also some other bits – particularly My Lord has come and Shepherds’ Farewell.
CHALLENGE: as I have mentioned, one or two singers have asked if we could try to sing a little more from memory, so if at all possible, it would be very dramatic if we could close our books at the bottom of p. 25 in West Side Story, and sing from there to the end without music (There’s a place for us……). I am certainly not going to stop anyone from singing if they can’t manage it, but as many as possible would be brilliant. If we can aim to sing as much as possible of America from memory that would also add to the dramatic effect – but again, please don’t get into a panic if you really feel it’s impossible for you.