Wellington Youth Choir has been working very hard this term! We’ve welcomed several new faces to the choir, and have raced through our repertoire in anticipation of our upcoming concerts!
I have been in the choir for nearly 4 years now, and going on camp has always been something I look forward to. The schedule left plenty of room for team activities and tea breaks, while still concentrating on having effective rehearsal time. Having an entire weekend for longer rehearsals allowed the choir to learn more about proper singing technique, and how to apply that to all the pieces we’ve selected for this term’s concerts.
The aim of going on camp is to learn a large majority of our repertoire and to encourage the choir members to be social with one another. I believe that we were successful in both these aspects, largely due to the outstanding leadership of our musical directive team. Jared and Penny kept the choir concentrated and engaged during rehearsals, and were wonderful participants in all of our team games.
Another mention should go to our accompanist Gabriel, who worked wonders at the piano, and was very patient and attentive in sectionals.
Yes, some of us are holding potatoes, it’s a long story.
Forest Lakes is a fantastic place to stay; the large homestead was perfect for both rehearsals and exceptional games of hide and seek. I’m sure everyone in the choir would be more than happy to return next year. Until then, we will be practising for our upcoming concerts in the Wairarapa and in Wellington, the details of which will be not far away, so watch this space!
Finally, I’d like to thank the WYC committee, for their hard work in organising the camp, and all the hard work they are currently putting into our upcoming tour.
Bring on the rest of 2018!