Singing in the winter months gives a brilliant lift to spirits and our termly Monday night practice sessions are a great way to minimise hibernation. And so our new song for early winter, an arrangement of the stirring song 'So Strong' by Labi Siffre; very fitting for a time of year when it can be hard to keep up energy levels
Pete's arrangement of 'Let's Twist Again' was also perfect for getting the circulation going - it's impossible to sing without some sort of hip movement!
It's also been fun this winter to learn new arrangements of carols that many of us have known for a lifetime. This year Pete offered up a new take on the firm favourite 'Silent Night', which was perfect for our first festive performance at a Montacute House's Lantern of Light evening.
A particularly wet and cold winters evening, we felt very privileged to sing in the Great Hall at Montecute. With undertones of Christmases past, the magnificant surroundings and a receptive audience made for a very enjoyable experience - and we didn't mind a jot about fetching blue protective shoes and squinting in the ambient light at our carol sheets!