Carpenters Workshop


Tuesday 9th November, 7.30 – 9.30pm


Lutterell Hall, Church Drive, West Bridgford NG2 6AY


Come and join us as we re-live this fabulous song!

We’ve only just begun was originally recorded by Paul Williams and was used on a TV commercial for Crocker National Bank in California. Richard Carpenter heard it on YTV and requested the full version. The single, released by the Carpenters in 1970 featured Karen on lead vocals and Bothe Karen and Richard on the backing vocals (which are in 4 parts).

The Online Liberty SIngers created a version of this in October 2020 together with a video of wedding photographs of our singers, harking back to the original TV commercial. I’ve always wanted to hear how it sounds ‘for real’ and this is an ideal opportunity.

We’ll start with some vocal technique and warm ups to get us in the right frame of mind (and voice) for the song. Our arrangement features a lead vocal which can be split between groups as well as the 4 backing vocal parts. We will decide on the day who want to sing which parts (this is a great opportunity to branch out from your usual singing part if you’d like to!)

The aim will be to create a recording at the end of the session of the finished piece. There will be breaks during the 2 hours where I might take smaller groups to work on any tricky areas.

Bring your lyrics, bring a drink, bring a pencil and your lovely voices and let’s see what we can do with it!

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