Wednesday, 20 December 2017

The Joy of Singing

Last Sunday was our service of nine lessons and carols and I managed to sing almost all of it without too many croaks.

Anyone who sings or has sung will know very well the misery of losing the ability to sing due to a virus, be it cold, flu, throat infection, chest infection, and the huge relief of regaining control over wayward vocal chords.

It was the first time I've been able to sing since Remembrance Sunday, a lifetime!

One of the many lovely things we sang was "Oh little one sweet, oh little one mild, sung on this recording (courtesy of UTube) by The King's Singers.  Lovely, I think you'll agree.

We had a good turnout for the choir which makes ahuge difference in the quality of the sound, and have had an avalanche of compliments since.  Rather a nice feeling.

After this coming Friday's choir practice we have Sunday morning Eucharist, then Midnight Mass and finally Christmas morning's services to look forward to.

It is wonderful to have so much to look forward to which, without my membership of the choir would be a very different sort of Christmas.

Deo Gracias.


  1. I'm so glad your voice came back for Christmas Ray... enjoy!

    1. To be honest Jean, it really isn't that good but at least I will enjoy it, the rest of them can wear earplugs.

  2. The choir is a very special part of my Christmas as well. We will be trying an a capella song tomorrow night at our white gift service. I shall have to run from the piano in the choir loft, down stairs and then back upstairs to the balcony to lead them. (If I don't pass out) A joyous Christmas to you Ray. God bless.

  3. I'm sure the exercise will be a good way of making room for Christmas Dinner.
    Take care on the stairs and enjoy your music Bonnie.

  4. Your tradition of music is a true blessing. Glad you were able to sing again.

  5. So was I Freda. This year's virus is a bit of a beast and lots of people seem to have made its acquaintance (unwillingly), but for me at least, things are back to normal.