Is singing in the choir better than sex?


I think I have just had what the mystics refer to as a peak experience…lasting three months!
You can meditate, practice tantric sex, swim with dolphins, climb mountains, sit in the presence of a wise or holy person – or you can join the Pink Singers, which is what I did in September. I had been looking for something like the Pinkies for 25 years (that’s how old the are!) ever since I left drama school with my first and last taste of choral singing. In the subsequent years music has been a big part of my life, but quietly strumming Van Morrison on the guitar just doesn’t come anywhere close.
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Mamma Mia!


Melody: Mamma Mia!
I’ve agreed to many strange things since I don’t know when
So I made up my mind, it must come to an end
Look at me now, will I ever learn?
I don’t know how but I suddenly lose control
There’s the Pinkies at Victoria!
Just one ear and you can hear us sing.
One more ear and you forget everything, w-o-o-o-o
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Did the lights go out all over Broadway? No, but the power failed at Catch 22 in Haringey.


Thanks to Hsien for already doing a write up of Catch 22 in his Pink Bits.
Thanks to Naomi and Gareth, and the other ‘Pinkies’ who turned out to cheer us on
Praise for Chris in the (Bass Section) who learnt the words, music and movement to our Motown Medley within a week.
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Pinkies choir – winter 2008

Pink Singers winter 2008/2009Sopranos
Emelda, Claire G, Sally-Anne, Tanya, Amy, Janet, Louise M, Ana, Cass, Kate O, Melanie, Hester, Jenny, Karin, Fran, Ali, Naomi B, Esther, Alex
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Finally a “singing” flash mob


According to Wikipedia, a flash mob is “a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual action for a brief time, then quickly disperse”. Flash mobs in London have featured dancing, drinking and naked cycling. It was clearly time for a singing flash mob and the day chosen was Saturday September 13th.
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