Well we are all getting comfortable now in our new term at Rock Choir and we've started our next song which is Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'. I've been quite excited at the prospect of learning this as it is an amazing song and will just suit Rock Choir so well. It does sound amazing already and I sense it will be one of those songs that will be included in the repertoire for many future performances. It will be one to stand beside the very popular 'Something Inside So Strong' which has become an anthem for us Rockies.
I was looking at the lyrics to 'Hallelujah' and trying to work out the meaning and interperet what Mr Cohen was trying to say with this song but the further I looked into it I realised there are so many different ways in which this song has touched lives and numerous ways people interpret it's lyrics. It can seem dark and melancholy, have many biblical references and is to be believed that the song is an account of just how many ways a Hallelujah can be expressed. It has also been covered by so many artists, I'm sure you all have a favourite version.
I love that that some lyrics can be so complex they can mean different things to different people, it's a personal thing and you can hold quite an intense debate which I remember I did one morning sat having a brew with my fellow Rockies. The melody wraps itself around these dramatic lyrics beautifully and it is really quite emotional to sing. I'm so looking forward to our first performance with this.
I have tended to be a bit side tracked with this song and cannot help but think about Shrek, it was featured in the first of the films and have watched it numerous times thanks to my son. It has become lodged in my my memory with the vision of poor old Shrek losing the lovely Fiona to Lord Farquaad, oh the sad twinge I get thinking it's all over for them but then it all ends happily in the end. Phew!!
'Don't Stop Believin' made it's debut over the weekend for our Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Choirs. There was a flash mob performed in Beeston near Nottingham which looked great and they did the newly learnt moves too with the song, well done Nottinghamshire Rockies!!! The Derby guys and gals went to Belper in Derbyshire on Saturday night and performed at Voices for Hospices to celebrate World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. Well done to everyone who took part to all choirs everywhere.
So the fun continues as we polish our Hallelujah's. Please pop and see Rock Choir when you can, if you would like any information about joining us you can still sign up for a free taster so go to the Rock Choir website at
www.rockchoir.com and find your local session.
Thanks for reading today, I will be back for Teapot Tuesday tomorrow but for now.......
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