Category Archives: Singing Sacred

I am London – Requiem


Poem to the rhythm of Lloyd Webber’s Pie Jesu I am London – Requiem I am London I am Westminster there yesterday yesterday plans changed today I am alive I am alive I am alive I am alive I am … Continue reading

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Sumi Jo: Ave Maria (Caccini)


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Singing at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden


A couple of nights ago I made my way to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, to take part in one of the ROH’s Insights events. Insights include open rehearsals, in-conversations, pre-performance talks and participatory workshops. My event was a … Continue reading

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Joy to the World! Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Christmas Glow with Renee Fleming


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Singing in the Royal Opera House


Yes, I am. Doesn’t it sound grand? I shall be singing Christmas carols in the Clore Studio at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, alongside The Big Sing on 15 December. It will be filmed. For what I don’t know. … Continue reading

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Singing: In St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square


Yesterday I joined a bunch of other singers in the famous St Martin-in-the Fields church at Trafalgar Square for a morning singing workshop on three of Handel’s Coronation Anthems, followed at 12.30 by a public performance.  (That’s me – soprano … Continue reading

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Pitching and Inching


An hiatus in blogging. It doesn’t mean I haven’t been inching my work along. In fact, look here, the encaustic/Plaster of Paris  accordion book – almost done! (I am allowing myself the use of an exclamation mark on this one … Continue reading

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Inch of the Day 23 September 2015: Singing: Ave Maria: Javier Busto


Today I’ve been practising not the above, but John Rutter’s O Clap Your Hands, from his Psalmfest, for the choral society rehearsal tomorrow night. But I don’t want to Rutter everybody to death (though I could listen to and sing his … Continue reading

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Inch of the Day 22 September 2015: Hurdling Through Flint and Feather


Following on from yesterday’s Inch – about the editing of my novel manuscript, Flint and Feather, I began a revision of the scenes by calling them, instead of scenes, obstacles. In the sense of obstacles to be overcome. I didn’t just change the … Continue reading

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Inch of the Day 16 September 2015: An Inch More of Music: O How Amiable Are Thy Dwellings: John Rutter


This is one of the songs from John Rutter’s Psalmfest. I’m learning to sing Psalmfest to perform with Eltham Choral Society at a concert on 10 October. Thing is, this isn’t one we’re going to be singing and I was supposed … Continue reading

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