Intern Diaries: Caroline & the Spitalfields Singers

The merry band that is Spitalfields Singers, our community choir, has now met for six weeks on Thursdays between 12.30 and 1.30pm.

In the light and airy space of Hanbury Hall, we follow Camille Maalawy’s enthusiastic directions. Starting with syllabic warm-ups and breathing exercises before embarking on sung interchanges to learn each others’ names whilst clapping and tapping and stamping and…. what multi-tasking! We’re currently singing some English folk songs, a German nursery rhyme round and a Macedonian 3-part song as well as the nursery rhyme cantata called “Fairest Lady” which quotes from the old English lullaby “Golden Slumbers” (these words were also used by the Beatles on their Abbey Road album!).  Jessie Mayron-Davies accompanies on the keyboard and all too quickly the hour has passed.

Full from our musical feast – it’s back to work! But what a tonic!

Caroline Went
Learning & Participation Intern

If you would like to become a part of Spitalfields Singers, please email Cathy Birch or ring 020 7377 0287 for more information.

Spitalfields Singers will be performing in Winter Songs in Crispin Place, Spitalfields E1 on Tuesday 14 December at 12.30pm.

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