A friend of mine had been keeping me up to date through facebook about her enjoyment of Rock Choir. My curiosity was spiked and so I booked in for a taster session last night.
What encouraged me to go was that it was a taster on the basis of come along and join in - see if you like it. No audition - no pressure.
In my dim and very distant past I enjoyed singing and I used to sing in the school choir however now my singing is limited to the bath; shower and in a loose moment when I'm really thinking about something. Do not ask me why I sing (hummmmm) when trying to solve a puzzle!!!
Anyway off I trotted last night and after deciding that I would sit in the middle range - not really knowing how I would describe my voice. I found myself in the lower alto section ( see how I've picked up the language of song). This seemed reasonably comfortable as I joined in what is a new song for the choir and for which great things are planned. What did I say about pressure.
I found the singing really enjoyable and then the leader introduced movement. Now a bit of sway moving back and forth is absolutely fine. This was co-ordinated stuff - reminding me of why I always go to the back at step classes (avoiding the embarrassment of falling over the step as I try to get to grips with moving in time).
My excuse was that earlier in the day I'd taken delivery of a box of printer paper which was heavier than I anticipated and as I was manoevering it on to the ledge under my printer it fell on to my 'pinkie toe' requiring an emergency rush to a local chiropodist who kindly agreed to 'fit me in'. I knew/hoped nothing was broken but the nail didn't look good - I'll spare you the details. Suffice to say my bandaged little toe contributed to my usual lack of co-ordination in bucket loads.
Now the question for me is - this was a taster - have I been hooked? I'll be back next week and you can look forward to more notes from the choir!