At last spring has arrived and the sparking sunshine on the river Parrett in Langport this week makes the heart sing - even for those of us who love to sing all the time!
In fact water is a big theme for Langport Community Choir this spring as we will be attending Sing for Water in July in the fabulous Brunel Passenger Shed in Bristol.
Learning always starts well ahead and first up has been an arrangement of the cult 1970's song by Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water - a perfect fit for winter practise sessions often entailing water logged roads!
We have also started work on another 1970s musical arrangement written by Peter McKenna and arranged for Sing for Water by Wendy Sergeant. A celebration of the ocean, the words for this song are believed to be hundreds of years old.
Many our members also had the pleasure of a fun and full on day of song at St Georges Hall in Bristol at annual Community Choir Convention. In its 18th year, this very popular event is attended by choirs from all over the South West.
We gave a joint performance with the Meeting Voices Choir from Chard also led by our musical director Pete Linnett . Here we are attired in our 'brights' theme warming up for our renditions of 'So Strong' and 'Someday'.
A big thank you as ever to Pete for his musical direction and keeping us supplied with marvellous musical experiences - here's to lots of more heart warming moments this spring.