....joined a choir!
For years I've enjoyed programme's such as The Choir and Gareth Malone's, Military Wives. I LOVED the London Gay Men's Chorus sing in Convent Garden this Christmas. I've always gone on 'There should be a choir in Shepton, if there was, I'd join!'
So last night, as Jeff flicked through the Journal he came across this piece (above) and said 'You're Going'. Of course I protested, I didn't want to be dragged out of my warm house at 7.30 on a Thursday evening. But he wouldn't take 'No' for an answer and less than 2 hours later, I was being dropped off at Peter Street Rooms. My stomach churning, not feeling brave in the slightest, I entered a room full of complete strangers. 2 hours later, I was picked up having thoroughly enjoyed myself!
It was a slightly surreal experience, I haven't sung in a choir since I was a school girl. I enjoy singing on my own, I enjoyed singing with the children, I enjoyed singing as a teacher so I guess, there was no reason why I shouldn't have enjoyed singing here. It's a very small, eclectic group who were very welcoming and Guy the Choir Master was full of enthusiasm. It needs more members (there were only 13 of us), so if you do live in Shepton Mallet and like to sing, come along. It's not on next week as it's half term, so Thursday the 21st of February 7.30 - 9.30 in Peter Street Rooms, is the next one.
I'll be there - come along too if you're local and like to sing.