As most of you know my friend Jo and I set up a choir at our daughter's primary school in 2007 as we felt this was something the school lacked. The choir has gone from strength to strength ever since and we now have 38 members. This number will no doubt grow in January when we have an intake of Year 3's.
In the run up to Christmas we keep to our Year 4, 5 and 6's. The children perform at the 'Young Voices' event in Birmingham and this can be a very tiring and long day, and would be especially so for Year 3. We took part in Young Voices for the first time last year and the experience was amazing! We always give Year 3 the opportunity to join in January when we start work on our Summer concert.
This year we will also be taking part in the Merry Hill Choir Competition for the very first time. We're very excited about this as are the children! We have to perform for 15 minutes and include at least 3 Christmas themed songs. We've chosen to perform two of the Christmas songs I've written (one of which Jo and I jointly wrote lyrics to) and also our 'signature' tune, Now's the Time, as we felt these would be new and original and help to set us apart from the other choirs taking part!
I can't believe we only have 4 weeks to get the children to learn these new songs - what a challenge that's going to be!