Would you stand up and walk out on me?”
(John Lennon (1940–1980) & Paul McCartney b.1942)
If you were at our concert on 23rd April, you will have heard us encore with this Beatles classic – maybe just a tad too close for comfort for some!
It was an auspicious date for us and also for St. George and for Shakespeare. As Mark Anthony so nearly said: ‘Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song and I’ll try not to sing out of key!’
Next Saturday, on 7th May at Warners End Community Centre in Northridge Way, we’re asking you to lend us your ears, and your voices as well, in a ‘come and sing’ event to bring the community together after the restrictions of Covid. We start at 2.30pm, sing for an hour or so, and then, as if that wasn’t enough, there will be cakes and a chance to chat to some of us about the joy we get from singing together. All voices, abilities and ages are welcome.
I’ve lost count of the number of people who, when I’ve told them about our amazing choir, have said: ‘Oh no, you wouldn’t want me, I can’t sing a note.’ I understand those hang-ups only too well. When I was seven, I was stopped from singing by a primary school teacher. (‘Childhood lasts forever’, to quote Baroness (Floella) Benjamin.)
Then in my sixties something amazing happened. I found a ‘Can’t Sing Choir’ in Leicester and gradually my inhibitions fell away. I still suffer from crises of confidence, but discovering DCC in 2013, along with a little bit of help from my (choir) friends, has brought me so much joy.
I have been watching ‘Anyone Can Sing’ www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtM2KhXh6RE on Sky arts with fascination. The journey that the six singers have been on is incredible. We’re not all going to sing in opera, but we can all sing!
So set aside your fears and join us at Warners End. The cost is £3 and we can promise you fun, laughter and above all, singing!