During the first weekend in March, the Pinkies demonstrated versatility with not one, but two shows in two days.
On the Saturday we were at the Black Cap in Camden. We had an amazing and varied evening with everything from a salsa workshop to a very energetic run-through of one of our old favourites, Proud Mary – well, I certainly felt very proud to be part of the show. There are some very talented people in the choir, but what was particularly brilliant was that some of our “newbies” performed solos barely a few weeks after joining.
That night the Pinkies were very much showcasing the variety tradition, presenting a wide range of really high calibre entertainment. We had music, dancing and laughter and a very successful time – so thanks everyone for all the hard work!
Although we love performing the show-stoppers and dance routines (thanks Artistic Team, I do appreciate your hard work), as well as some pretty funky pop songs, we also have a broad classical repertoire and I think that we demonstrated our versatility in the show the following day.
On a wet Sunday afternoon, we were delighted to be part of ‘Voices Now’ – a choral festival organised by Making Music and the BBC Singers at the Roundhouse in Camden. We performed a cappella, and received a particularly fantastic response for our rendition of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee.
Our set also included two pieces which have been beautifully arranged by two of our members – Kiss from a Rose and Make You Feel My Love. The audience were wonderful and really getting into it – it is always beautiful to see people of all ages, from little toddlers on their dads’ shoulders to elderly folk, all enjoying the wonderful gift of music!