Dear ‘The Journey’ Choir Members,
YOU WERE amazing!!
Once in a while, life brings an experience that will stay in one’s heart and soul forever, something so special it will never be forgotten. Last Monday you wonderful children gave Pete and myself the most uplifting and joyous evening ever! You sang with skill, passion and a sense of commitment that we could almost touch. Your audience was totally captivated, both by your powerful messages and the strength of your delivery – you were sensational!
We have worked you very hard over the past six months. During that time you have become better singers and musicians, improved your vocal technique and choral abilities and developed a better understanding of the processes needed to achieve really high quality results. In return, we have been reminded of why we became musicians and teachers in the first place – every moment we’ve spent with you has been rewarded by your outstanding performance.
So, try not to forget what you have learned during the project, that you can achieve great things if you put in time and effort and always aim to do your best. Remember some of Pete’s great sayings: ‘’Don’t ‘sing along’… SING!’’; ‘’Don’t practise till you get it right, practise until you CAN’T get it wrong’’; ‘’Use your eyebrows’’!! We have achieved something quite extraordinary because everyone pulled together, to create an awesome team. I also hope you enjoyed hearing all the fabulous bands and singing with our super guest musicians, who were so impressed with you and loved being part of our concert, too.
If you want to carry on singing or learn an instrument, Merton Music Foundation can help, so find out more from your school – call us (020 8640 5446) or go onto our website: www.mmf.org.uk. Some fantastic photos from Monday will be up on the website soon (which you can buy) and you and your parents can also leave comments about the project which we’ll read, I promise! My Saturday morning choir here at Chaucer Centre, Merton Young Voices, is great fun (despite a 9am start!) – it would be great to see some of you there each week.
With much love,
Soo and Pete