Che sara sara

Che sara sara

I took ages introducing this Doris Day number into my repertoire – just too schmalzy, in my opinion. But once it was printed out, and I’d slotted in its three chords in the key of A, I felt as though I had always sung it. Since early childhood, I had known...
Crear

Crear

The lowest period of the year, when all the kids seem to have colds, and people my age have been in bed for weeks with a flu that the vaccine-makers hadn’t anticipated. Argh. A young lass in Scotland has died of pneumonia that set in as a result of all these...
Heaven postponed

Heaven postponed

This evening’s concert at the Town Hall is cancelled, due to Storm Emma and associated white-out. What a pity. Pete McMullin and I have been preparing a clutch of brilliant songs by Aaron Copland – settings of Emily Dickinson poems. The ones I had chosen...
Tone deaf

Tone deaf

What a superb day of strange and wonderful singing. Two workshops – one for dementia victims no longer able to read lyrics but seriously engaged in Rocking around the Clock – sexy and young and joyful again; the second for more ‘able’ folk who...
Welcome Autumn

Welcome Autumn

Summer seemed so long and luscious – back in july I was the soloist in a super Brazilian concert in Oxford which was such fun and so much appreciated that it is being reprised – this weekend. And next morning I shall rise bright and early to recommence my...