The pressure was on for a Pinkies-only performance on a hot, sticky June evening: no other choirs to take the strain, more than twenty songs to perform and movements to remember too! It was my first Duke’s Hall event – would the grandeur of chandeliers and gilt-framed portraits be all too much? And would it be fair to a discerning audience to wear my concert dress with such scarily untanned legs?
It was fabulous! Under Mladen’s expert direction and ably accompanied by Michael we sang our way from Brahms to Broadway, stopping off for a spot of Britten along the way. There was forties jazz and a choreographed Madness medley, plus fantastic solos from Simon and James; eclectic was certainly the word! My friends in the audience loved the music and found the movements extremely entertaining! One commented that there seemed to be a real bond between the choir members (and not just because we did a 007 medley). All our hard work was worth it. I had such a good night and now I feel like a fully-fledged Pinkie. Can’t wait till the next time!