Just over a week ago I took part in my first serious sing for nearly a year. The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra organized a morning workshop on Haydn’s Creation. We had a chance to sing several of the choruses from Creation with members of the BBC Singers leading some of the rehearsals and then singing the solo parts.
Great fun was had by all. On a personal level, it persuaded me that I am once again well enough to cope with singing seriously again on a regular basis. And I was pleasantly surprised to find that my sightreading hadn’t degenerated as much as I had feared.
To get a taste of what the morning was like, go to this page on the BBC website for a video of how the morning ended.