The irony as we move into tier 3 during the pandemic is not lost! But this songs has a very special place in my choir leader journey.
I taught this to my previous choir – the Churchfields Community Choir. It had a very mixed response and nobody liked the kari-ography dance moves…. and so many people disliked it that I had to park it.
Now. I don’t like failure. Especially not when it comes to song choices and so I wheeled it out again when I formed the West Bridgford Liberty Singers. Nah. Once again, it felt fairly flat for most of them.
Ah ha!!! I hadn’t added enough harmony! That must be it! So I re-harmonised it, took my time, and the re-presented it!
They weren’t fooled. Not one bit. And so off it went into the archives of ‘songs never to be sung’. It broke my little singing heart.
So I ran a poll in my Facebook group – was the song really that bad? Could I find kindred spirits who could help me revive it!? Ohhhhhhhh yes!!! And so our secret recording project was born,
I squeezed in 4 part harmony and recruited all of those lovely people who purely loved the song. It was beautiful to hear it come to life! And reaffirming to know that I hadn’t really picked a turkey of a song. xxx