Forum Members singing at Cofton Park

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Forum Members singing at Cofton Park

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Just pulling out a thread so we can declare our hands.

I will be at CP on Sat and Sun in the Bass section of the Birmingham AD choir. Not decided what I'll be wearing on Sat, but will wear my Old Stonyhurst tie on Sun (blue and gold diagonal stripes).
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Me too. Having enjoyed hugely the privilege of rehearsing the Halesowen and Stourbridge contingent and got my 15 seconds of face on the telly, I'm now relieved no longer to be pestering people I've known for years to show me their passports and utility bills, or convincing parents that 3am is a perfectly normal time to deliver an 8 year old to a waiting coach and generally looking forward to taking a back seat (but not on the coach, the Juniors were busy bagging those at choir this evening).

The still-nameless Director of Music and the Secretary (will spare her blushes, she can step forward if she wants) deserve medals, and have certainly got their purgatory out of the way earlier than most people.
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Post by Alan »

I'll be there. Like contrabordun, I have enjoyed rehearsing the singers - at Wolverhampton and Worcester in my case. I'm sure we are all looking forward to singing as a full choir of over 2000. While the Director of Music (whoever he or she is) is conducting the parish choirs (most of whom are adults) on one side of the sanctuary, I will be conducting the school choirs (mostly but not exclusively children and young people) on the other side. We will be relying on some whizzy technology to enable us to communicate with each other and with the instrumentalists.

Edit: I forgot to add that, since sartorial details such as ties and coveralls have been mentioned, I shall be sporting my Westminster Cathedral cufflinks. :)

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But good old fashioned waving hands to communicate with the singers, I hope?

Some say that the Director of Music sleeps hanging upside down from an organ loft.
And that he (or she) will be wearing white coveralls and a motorcycling helmet on the day.

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contrabordun wrote:
And that he (or she) will be wearing white coveralls


a.k.a. Alb perhaps?

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I myself won't be singing at Cofton Park.

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I will be singing somewhere in CP dressed in a blue sleeping bag.

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HallamPhil wrote:I will be singing somewhere in CP dressed in a blue sleeping bag.

If it's pale blue, you could sneak into the choir!

I'll be there, somewhere in a sea of sops, singing sloppily, I mean sweetly. ;-)
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Good luck to all of you, and thanks for all your hard work.

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Won't be at Cofton Park but will be watching - I'm sure all will go well. I had the privilege of being part of the 'invisible' choir singing for the Pope inside St Mary's College Chapel yesterday morning. Wonderful experience! Enjoy tomorrow :D

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SAUnison wrote:I had the privilege of being part of the 'invisible' choir singing for the Pope inside St Mary's College Chapel yesterday morning. Wonderful experience! Enjoy tomorrow :D

And I thought it was a choir of angels :)

Hope all goes well on Sunday!
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We will be with you in prayer at our parish Mass, and will be singing three Newman hymns and the Coventry Sanctus. Where did the fourth verse of 'Lead kindly light' being sung in Hyde Park come from? It's not in any books I have.

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