Another great concert last night, as Sheffield raised the roof with its end-of-season performance. Great to see another full house, and to get some lovely reactions afterwards. Thanks to everyone who came to support us, and to everyone who contributed to making it such a good night.
There were some really strong solo performances, as well as the choir in good voice. I’d like to say particular congratulations to Jacky B and Jacky W. Jacky B, recovering from a mis-pitched start takes nerves of steel, and once you’d got into the groove you delivered a strong performance, made all the more impressive by the fact you didn’t let your false start put you off. Well done. Jacky W, after auditioning so many times and not getting anything, you chose last night to deliver a spine-tingling performance. It was absolutely the best I’ve ever heard you sing – a masterclass in bringing light and shade to a song. Thanks for your perseverance, for putting the work in, and treating us to a beautiful performance.
All the other soloists did a great job too, from people who have done it many times before to people who are still pretty new to solo singing – congratulations to Paul on your first big solo, and Shelley on continuing to impress after your first solo outing last week.
The choir were in good voice, with “The Sound of Silence” being the stand-out moment – I had some lovely feedback on this one from an audience member who is a big Simon & Garfunkel fan, but who said that our performance had been like listening to the song for the first time. There were several other moments that really showcased what a good sound we can make – looking forward to building on this more and more in the coming months.
So, off to Southwell tomorrow – can’t wait! Hopefully see you there…