Our Prep Chamber Choir and Senior School Chapel Choir were honoured to be asked to accompany the three tenors of ensemble ‘Tenors Unlimited’ in a stage show at the Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple. The concert took place on 7th May and the students absolutely loved being part of such a big concert.
Jem, Paul and Scott were not only incredibly talented, but also ever so friendly and helpful as we rehearsed with them for over an hour that afternoon. We learned about stagecraft, positioning, microphones, projection, diction, how to speak Italian and of course, loads about how best to use our voices in a space that size. Best of all, we got to watch the show (well, the bits we weren’t in), which was stunning.
There were a few nerves when we got to go on stage – we were the closing act for both halves – but we soon got over those to perform our solo item, Lean on Me, and then as backing group for the Tenors, You Raise Me Up, Mr Blue Sky, Nessun Dorma and From Now On. And… at the very end, the guys gave us sweets!
Huge thanks to Mr Carter for preparing us and to everyone who came to watch. Our next big “gig” is at the OWBA event on Saturday July 2nd – see you there!