This may have something to do with the fact we were down to five singers tonight. Now that might not seem like a large number, but they really worked together well and made a lovely balanced tuneful sound. Not only did we finish learning Shosholoza which we started last week, we also made short work of a new Georgian dance song which I didn’t even think we’d get onto.
We also finished learning the melody and bass of a song we started last week: “Only Remembered”, a setting by the famous American gospel composer Ira Sankey of words written in the 1870s by Horatius Bonar of Edinburgh, an arrangement of which by John Tams features on the soundtrack of the film War Horse.
This week we managed our first trip to the pub after the session. Delicious ales and interesting conversation, what better way to round off the evening? Let’s hope it becomes a regular feature.