Started the day in the best way possible with a morning swim (& blue skies/sunshine), and have now joined an Open Water swimming group, which I hope will help motivate me during the winter months...
It's been a busy day in the 'studio' (kitchen) recording the vocals for The Water is Wide & I Got Rhythm, as well as arranging some Christmas music! I know this year will be very different from the traditional concerts etc, but I still intend to immerse myself in the festive spirit (it's not that far off now you know) ;)
Fish & chips for tea, too, so all in all a good day!
Hope you are managing to download the resources & sing along at home.
Have a lovely weekend :)
It's been a pretty sunny day here so far, but the rain & wind is coming, so I took the opportunity to have another morning swim. It's the first time I've been in the water in October, and I'm going to try to brave it through the colder months. (I'll get back to you on that!)... Anyway, I'm very grateful & will never grow tired of being able to breathe in the ocean air whilst listening to the waves (usually with Fizzy by my side).
The Choir Collective is now in full swing, and it's been great to connect with everyone in the last few weeks. Even though we're not able to hear one another it is still a really positive space, full of joy & care :)
I've made some changes to my original song choices, opting for easy (but effective) to learn up-beat tunes, such as Queen's Crazy Little Thing Called Love & Fleetwood Mac's Little Lies - the overall intention is that everyone can just have a really good sing!
A few more sessions of similar songs, then we'll be moving on to the festive ones, eek!
This weekend I'll be back with Cornwall Junior Choir, for our first face-to-face rehearsal since March, so I'm beyond excited about that - and I can't wait until we can actually combine forces...
So lots to look forward to, but in the meantime I hope you enjoy singing along with the resources - and if you think you might like to join us then please message me & I'll sort out a free taster for you.
Batten down the hatches!
Love Jo x
With just one week to go until our very first session I thought I'd let you know the songs I've been working on.
I like to keep things varied, so have chosen some upbeat & energising songs along with more reflective & emotive ones, ranging from traditional folk style & 1920s jazz, to retro 70s & contemporary popular.
We'll start with Fall on Me (Great Big World, Andrea Bocelli) & Best Day of my Life (American Author).
To follow will be The Water is Wide, Blue Skies and I Will Always Love You (Dolly Parton style), then I suspect we will be into FESTIVE territory, so more on that nearer the time...
Please try to keep an open-mind & know that I don't intend for things to be set in stone, so it'll be go with the flow!
I'll put some resources up on the members page soon, but I can also 'share screen' in Zoom, so you don't need to worry about downloading anything just yet.
Roll on next week, but for now enjoy the sunshine!
To all who have supported my choir leader journey over the years (perhaps without even realising...), please know that I am so grateful!
Crowdfunder. - with your help I reached my target to fund this very website & gorgeous professional branding!
Ann S, Heather, Marilyn & Nicola
Saltash beauts & Liskeard lovelies:
Chris, Denise, Emma, Fran, Linda W, Peggy, Roz, Sue, Tina & Val
Truro gang & Snozzle mates:
Barbara F, Carol M, David, Diane M, Fiona, Ginny, Helen, Izzy, Julie P, Kathy J, Katie, Kim, Lou T, Lynne, Nicky, Ruth, Stella, Tam & Wendy M
Mum & Dad, Laura & Julie M
Cornwall Junior Choir buddies
Anthea, Julia & Sarah M
Nat West - 'Back Her Business' :)
Shiny Lady Lee - for proof-reading, ongoing feedback & helping to find the words!
THANK YOU!!! Hope to see you soon xxx