Friday, December 23, 2005

First Gig - Guildford Vox

Or two, to be precise!
Our first spot was outside the Friary in Guildford, at the concrete circle where the merry-go-round usually is. About 30 of us turned up, which was good - not many sopranos though. A small group of friends and relations appeared, but we didn't get many passers-by as it was a little off the main shopping route. Guildford was quite quiet for late-night shoppers anyway. Also it was rather noisy because of the lorries and buses heading up North Road. Still, we sang out as best we could. I was struggling as I had a sore throat, I probably wasn't singing my best but I was there!
Our set list included:
Jubilate Deo
The Holly and the Ivy
Whim-Away (Um Boubai)
Winter Wonderland
The Boar's Head Carol
Fly, Fly, Fly
The Reindeer Calling Song
Then there was time for a quick freshly-made doughnut from the stall on the High Street before heading to Holy Trinity Church for the second spot. Unfortunately there was already a brass band playing in the Tunsgate Arch, which threatened to clash with our singing (we didn't have the words to their carols, sadly). However after a quick negotiation Anna persuaded them to be quiet for a bit while we sang.
We do have a CD available, just for a donation to charity - but I couldn't get one as David had disappeared into the Three Pigeons! Oh well, hopefully there'll be some left for the New Year.
That's all for now!

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