Strange title for a post about the choir, but the concert last Friday had such a good audience. I wish we could take them with us to all our concerts! They were a fantastic audience at Maryhill Parish Church. As a result I felt that the Choir gave a particularly good performance.
There is no doubt that an audience can affect the way the choir performs. Choirs need feedback from an audience and we can tell how well we are performing and react accordingly.
It is unusual for the audience to join in with some of the pieces but they did. Even with the songs by the 3 soloists. Paul Kane sang a Roger Whittaker song “The Last Farewell”, Sam Monaghan sang “Roamin’ in the Gloamin” (which is meant to have Audience participation) and myself, Richard Chambers, with ‘When I’m 64’. As the evening progressed through the different sections the reactions got better and better.
Now I know that one of the purposes of this web site is to promote the choir and give a positive aspect to everything we do but when we get comments on our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/ClydebankMVC/) like:
“William Shields Thank you, Clydebank Male Voice choir, ably conducted by Aileen Barnett and accompanist Sandra Lee, for a truly wonderful and uplifting performance at Maryhill Parish Church last night. I could have listened to your excellent harmonies all night. Looking forward to your April dates.”
then we must be doing something right!
If you would like to come along to our next concert, it will be on Friday 6th April 2018. It will commence at 7.30 pm at the Old Kilpatrick Church, Bowling. I’m sure you would be more than welcome.