The Sound of Music in Littlehempston

An enthusiastic audience enjoyed Finding Your Voice – a delightful Sunday event with Anneke Freeland, who first gave a most interesting illustrated talk on the larynx and how we humans are able to sing. And everybody can sing, she stressed. Do not believe what you were told as a child! Anneke then filled Littlehempston Church with sweet song with music by Pergolesi, Cherubuni, Mahler, Berlioz and Bridge. A big hit were the three Dutch songs, which once upon a time were sung in every school in The Netherlands. The recital was rounded off with an impressive improvisation for voice without words. Everybody lingered afterwards for delicious cake and chat. Not only was this a most enjoyable event – it also raised £125 to support the Community Space. A big thank you to all who gave time to make this event such a success, including Anneke, Margaret Clark on the keyboard, Richard Clark who provided the beautiful floral display and not forgetting the cake-makers!

A couple of weeks later around forty locals got together in the Tally Ho for a bit of lusty singing led by Hugh Edwards and friends on guitar. Singing for Fun is set to become a popular regular slot at the Tally on the first Sunday of the month. A great time was had by all and there were even song sheets in case you didn’t know the words. One highlight was Jenny Galton-Fenzi leading the singing of the Welsh song, Sosban Fach. Well, it was St David’s Day! All are welcome – ability to sing not required! However people are welcome to sing their favourite songs or make requests.