Hello everyone hope you’ve all had a nice week. I’ve felt much better as the week has gone on, though I’m still being very careful not to push myself too much vocally as certain parts of my voice aren’t quite there yet. I’ve not been too busy this week, so a bit of rest has been good and on Thursday I had a lovely swim at Salt Ayre. I just did 40 lengths, (1k) as I didn’t want to overdo it, but it was just fab to get back swimming again.
On Monday I was singing at a beautiful Care Home in Chorley. It was my first visit and I had been invited to sing a few classical style pieces as there was a resident who had been a Classical singer. I sang a few popular pieces from old operettas such as The Merry Widow, Der Obersteiger and a couple of Gilbert and Sullivan pieces. Some of these pieces I hadn’t performed in a long time, so it was nice to have the opportunity to sing them and the residents enjoyed them. I also did some other songs too as other residents liked different things. After I finished singing a couple of family members spoke to me and told me that their mother/wife also used to sing at weddings. They showed me a clip of her singing ‘Ave Maria’ and it was breathtakingly beautiful, so I agreed if I get invited back to sing that for her. This resident had only been in there a few weeks so the staff didn’t know about her being a singer too.
On Tuesday I was performing at a local Care Home which was nice. It was my third visit there and the residents were in great form as a lot of them were going to Blackpool Illuminations that night and having a Fish n Chip supper. I was very tempted to ask if I could go with them! I did a good range of songs including a new Seaside Medley I’ve just learnt to fit in with their trip to Blackpool. These residents love to join in singing, one or two ladies in particular are very enthusiastic singers.
On Wednesday I was performing at a beautiful Church in Barrow in Furness, St Mary’s RC Church. I was actually born in Barrow, but moved to Heysham when I was 5 and my mum and dad got married at this church, so it was quite special to sing there. It was a Funeral Mass and I had been asked to sing ‘Wild Horses’ by Susan Boyle, though it was originally a Rolling Stones Song at the start of the mass and then I joined the choir for the hymns.
On Friday night I had rehearsal for Yeomen of the Guard, as we’re doing a concert version of the Opera next Friday the 20th Sept and 27th September. So if you fancy seeing it check the poster below.
Thats all for now, sorry it’s only a short blog, but next week I may have more to report.
Thank you for following and have a great week.