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BBC Essex carol service
« on: December 24, 2015, 07:43:27 pm »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0394bw5#play

The Southend Bach Choir, of which I am a member, were leading this. It's the first time I've had the opportunity to hear us sing, having always been part of the action! I thought we were... OK*.

The soloist for Once in Royal was very quiet on the day, but clearly the microphone did its work well. There was a lack of balance from the West Leigh School Boys' Choir (nothing to do with us), the organist made several very obvious mistakes and the editing left a fair bit to be desired (poems are meant to have a pause between each verse) but other than that it was perfect.

If you can hear a particularly resonant bass then that is probably me.

*mostly
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.