We still have no real idea what this means.........but we love the dance routine. As soon as the choir sang this we had it swimming in our heads for the whole time we were there. We even tried the dance but......well.......we were rubbish.
The choir were entering a competition the day after we left the school
and they were working so hard to get everything just right. The choir
leader was an intense man - he rehearsed them all day int he boiling
heat and issues a swift slap on the hand if you got the notes wrong or
stepped out of line.
It was fascinating to hear the choir singing the same songs over and
over. In all the choir leading I've done you're workign towards
consistency, making something sound the same every time. Here that was
very different. Every rendition was different - sometimes a different
form or harmony. Because none of the music is written down they're
creating some of the parts purely by listening to melodies and playing
What was also fascinating was how informal their performances were. Yes
they had dance routines, and yes they had costumes - but they were
laughing and chatting in the routines and really enjoying the act of
singing. I wish I could have bottled up just a little of that
enthusiasm, excitement, sponteneity and openness and brought it back
with me. I think we could all do with a little of the freedom and
confidence they have.
Fascinating to watch and listen too! I hope they won the competition!