I am pleased to say I passed the audition yesterday and was accepted into the U3A (University of the Third Age) Concordia Choir.
I am a ‘natural alto’ but choose yesterday to sing with the soprano’s. After returning home and looking over the sheets of music I had time to reflect and realised that I should stick to alto, much better for my vocal cords and voice range.
It truly was a wonderful feeling singing with the group. The last time I sang with a group was when I was on a Christmas Cruise of the South Pacific in 2015.
Yesterday it was a pleasure to listen to the four-part harmony – Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass.
The songs we practised were:
She moved through the fair (Irish Folksong)
Auld Lang Syne
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (J.S.Bach 1685 – 1750) . We will be singing this arrangement in German and English
If You Want to Know Who We Are ( Gilbert and Sullivan ). Japanese – sung in the Mikado 1985 in Act 1.
We will be putting on a concert in November.