Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Christmas Run Up


Molls hasn't featured here for a while, and of course is a very important part of my life, so I felt she should make an appearance.

Last weekend I met my dear friend Av in Devon and we stayed with my mum, taking her to the pub on Friday night and Christmas shopping and walking on the Saturday.
Av and I go back a long way and it’s wonderful to catch up with the news and have a good cheer up.

She headed back to Dorset full of Christmas festivities whereas my run up to Christmas is a musical one (though I must remember to get some presents).

Tonight we sing at Truro cathedral, then at Tremough university’s new Performance Centre on Friday evening, then another gig at the Eden Project on Saturday. (And a quick gig on Saturday lunchtime).

Oh, and two more next Monday and Tuesday. So I will either be hoarse by this time next week or unable to stop singing, which is more likely. Either way I will be pretty tired but in a pleasant way.

Last year Christmas passed me by and I was unable to do any of the gigs for obvious reasons, but this year I am more than making up for it, and it’s wonderful to have the freedom to do it, and with such a lovely bunch of people.

Our musical director, Claire Ingleheart, is an incredibly talented musician but also a teacher who manages to get the best out of everyone and inspires us all. Music has played such a big part in my life this year and given me a huge amount of strength.

So think of me, as you curl up in front of the fire with that glass of mulled wine. I will be singing my heart out, and no doubt collapse into bed with music ringing in my ears.

12 comments:

ADDY said...

It's going to be a difficult time for you this Christmas, but you are obviously keeping busy and that will help. Singing is also good for anxiety and pent-up emotion, so doubly good.

Take care Addy x

Flowerpot said...

Thanks for that Addy - I am fortunate in having lots of invitations this Xmas as well as singing so thta will be good.

Debs Carr said...

I'm glad you have lots of fun things planned this Christmat.

Love the picture of Molls too.

SARINA said...

I wish I could hear you all singing
in Truro.
27 years ago I went to Sennen Cove Life boat station where the crew used to sing in the Life boat house for Christmas. The acustics were fab in there and the choir was just fantastic. I miss living in Cornwall! Have a lovely time singing!!

Melissa Marsh said...

Oh, how fortunate you are to be able to sing through the holidays! I love to sing, too. :-)

Flowerpot said...

Melissa - yes I am very fortunate - and glad to meet another singer!

Flowerpot said...

Sarina - that sounds wonderful. The acoustics wre amazing in the cathedral but that sounds really special.

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Debs and yes she is the photogenic one!

Akelamalu said...

It's so good to hear you are doing something you love FP. x

Flowerpot said...

Ak - I really do love it! And the lovely thing is, it brings a lot of joy to others, too.

Philipa said...

All that singing sounds great fun. FP :) Sadly my babes are missing out on their choir activities and their favourite Christingle :(

Hope you have a lovely Xmas x

Flowerpot said...

Phil - it's the best fun but sorry your lot have missed out. Have a good time yourself i f you can.