The Yallourn Madrigal Singers
During the middle of the year The Yallourn Madrigal Singers hold a Winter Feast, this year held at Century Inn, Traralgon West. I joined TYMS after their feast last year. Top night playing to a full house.
Songs performed were:
|In These Delightful Pleasant Groves||SATB||Bronwyn|
|Love Me Sweet.||SSA*||Sophy|
|I Sowed the Seeds of Love.||SATB||Sophy|
|All Creatures Now||SCHOLA||Sophy|
|Beauty Is a Lovely Sweet.||SAT||Sophy|
|O Happy Eyes||SATB||Sophy|
|The Turtle Dove||SATB||Sophy|
|If I Loved You||SATB||Bronwyn|
|Someone To Watch Over Me||Solo: Ian Moore||Piano: Sophy|
I Thought That Love Had Been a Boy
|What'll I Do?||SATB||Bronwyn|
|And So It Goes||SATB||Sophy|
|Lascio Ch'io Pianga||SATB||Sophy|
|Whenever the Wind is High||TB||Bronwyn|
|The Nearness of You||SCHOLA||Sophy|
|Who Shall Win My Lady Fair?||SATB||Sophy|
|The Rhythm of Life||SATB||Bronwyn|
* Tamara Healey: Flute
|Sophy||Sophey Morley: Co-Director|
|Bronwyn||Bronwyn Morrissey : Co-Director|
|SAT||Soprana, Alto and Tenor.|
|SATB||Soprana, Alto, Tenor and Bass|
|SSA||Soprano, Soprano and Alto|
|TB||Tenor and Bass|
Given the principal that only performers should be on stage during performances, this required quite a bit of movement to and from the stage. We are arranged in two rows, so we would form queues starting with those closest to the door and walk out in single file and collect on the other side of the door. Walking in was done in reverse order, those on the far side of the stage walked on first.
TYMS is different in the sense that instead of having one director, we have two co-directors.
Both shows were well attended with an appreciative audience.
The previous director Rhonda Kemsley, was presented with life membership to The Yallourn Madrigal Singers.
On a humerous note I can report that the evening raffles went over very well. There was a table at the back with the prizes to be selected by the winners. One winner was so excited that they took a plant arrangement which was actually owned my the Inn and not a prize. How were they to know?
I had a nap just before the second concert and woke up, how shall I say, later than I should have. Showed up halfway through rehearsal.