The choir warmed up this week with a good stretch, face massage and all-over shake and wobble, as well as ‘mirroring’ some ludicrously silly faces. Jessica introduced us to a new song, ‘I had a little nut tree’ and gave a lovely solo performance. Go to the YouTube link on this page to find a recording of this song.
With Miss Langley Higgs we sang ‘Oh here we are together,’ singing the names of the members of the choir whilst putting hands on top of each other for some group spirit.
We reminded ourselves about crotchets, minims and quavers and the choir showed real improvements in clapping in time – this week to a blue grass track. After a some ‘sirening’ (singing ‘ng’ up and down a short sliding scale) we tried out short scales to some pure vowel sounds – ‘oo’, ‘ah’ and ‘o’ (as in ‘top’).
The choir did some good work on ‘Senwa Dedende’ and we had fun with a new poem about the choir’s favourite subject – PIES! …Chicken pie, steak pie, yum, yum, yum! The choir did some great watching and listening, using a range of dynamics (pianissimo (very quiet) to fortissimo (very loud)) to make a real impact with this poem and ‘Great Big House’. Next week the choir will be able to take away a copy of the slightly adapted words we will be using for this song. Great work everyone!
Click on the links below for recordings of Senwa Dedende and Great Big House.