The BlueBelles are ultimately not a competitive choir. Quite frankly they would rather sing for tea and cake than for a judge. Nevertheless, sometimes it’s a good idea to step outside of your comfort zone and the occasional challenge, in the form of competition, is good for them. At least this is my view.
On Saturday 17 December the BlueBelles took part in a fantastic Christmas Concert in Marlborough College Chapel. The concert was arranged by Alison Netherclift and supported Hope for Homes for Children.
On Wednesday 14 December we will be singing at St Michael’s Without Church in Bath – the one opposite Waitrose as part of a Christmas Concert with The Forever Hounds Trust.
Who’d like to go and sing to some men in uniform? This is a question which I regularly put to the BlueBelles around mid November when we increasingly get booked to sing for an MOD Christmas Function.
Last year, The BlueBelles sang in St George’s Hall in Bristol as part of the 2015 Festival of Song. Clearly we made a reasonable impression as we were invited back again to take part in this years Festival.
Last weekend, The BlueBelles were in Gloucestershire to perform at the Parish Church in Marshfield (where the ice cream comes from), alongside Blue Notes, The Sherlock Combs and Luana Godwin.
Eric Whitacre said once: The terror of performing never goes away. Instead you get very, very comfortable being terrified!
Last month Lucy, one of our fabulous Second Alto’s, turned 40. Well so she says anyway. She doesn’t look a day over 30 so it may well be she’s just got confused. So naturally there was a party, and all the BlueBelles, along with lots of Lucy’s other friends, were invited.
It’s always a pleasure to sing. Even better in such a beautiful location with an appreciative audience! How lucky we are to be able to have arranged this Afternoon of Jazz at Marlborough Town Hall last Sunday.