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.
Having a choir singing at your next corporate event may not seem the first thing you might consider, but it makes a lot of sense. Corporate events nowadays are as much about entertaining your staff and suppliers as they are about educating and informing.
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.
Barbershop is always sung by single voice groups – either all male or all female – and the singing is in four parts, named after the male voices who traditionally sing them. These names are used even in women’s choruses. The parts are: