At the weekend, we all travelled to North Devon to share the stage with Barnstaple Male Voice Choir. This event had been about a year in the planning and came about after Jules recorded a CD with Barnstaple MVC last year.
It is always special to be asked to sing at a wedding, but even more so when it’s for one of our own! Delighted to be rehearsing for the BlueBelles wedding of the year, and wishing Hannah and Steve all the very best for their preparations. Love and kisses xxxx
Last week the BlueBelles took part in their first ever competition, the Mid Somerset Festival held in Bath at the Guildhall. This has been on our ‘to do list’ for quite some time.
On Sunday 18 October The BlueBelles were in Bristol singing at St George’s as part of the finale of the 2015 Bristol Festival of Song.
Last Sunday, The BlueBelles performed as part of a ‘Musical Matinee’ at the Pewsey Heritage Centre. On this occasion there were 6 of us, and the split was such we only had 1 singer on each of the inner parts (technically the Lead and the Baritone if you adopt strict barbershop terminology!).
On Saturday, the BlueBelles were in Cirencester to sing in Concert at the Parish Church alongside Cirencester Male Voice Choir and Caldicott Male Voice Choir.
Last night saw the BlueBelles first rehearsal of 2015 and the introduction of 3 new songs. Lollipop, And so it goes and Yesterday.
Last week the BlueBelles were invited to sing at a Wedding in Stanton Fitzwarren at the Stanton Manor Hotel. Because the wedding was near Christmas (13 December) we had been asked to sing a number of Christmas Carols and other festive songs whilst the guests had coffee after the Wedding Breakfast.
When you sing in a choir, Christamas effectively starts on 1 December, certainly in terms of public performance. I’m sure, like me, you cannot abide these shops which insist on playing Christmas songs in their stores from October onwards. However, for choirs, it’s usually about October when the choirmaster starts introducing Christmas songs to learn.