‘Ere we go!

Firstly I just really want to thank those of you who gave a sterling performance at the SSGB on Saturday morning. It was great fun and we really pulled it off nicely!

I  also really enjoyed having the chance to look over the boat and shipyard for the first time.It’s AMAAAZING!

So….looking forward to seeing you on Wedensday to put the finishing touches to our xmas programme for the BHI on Friday.

Therefore we will start the evening by singing Photo in a Frame,  Dream dream dream, Wangol and Adio Querida:

Please make sure you have have a listen to  Photo in a frame and Adio Querida before our rehearsal.

Then we will top and tail the whole programme including the readings.

The running order will essentially be the same as the one that is already out there, we will however add in the couple of readings and slip one of the singalong carols in earlier in the programme to ensure everyone participates in the audience too!

ooh and a final point about Deck the Hall: the lyrics in Dropbox are the correct ones and tally with the words on the learning files / recording. Please print these out if you are in any doubt.

See you on Wednesday for a good old sing !




Greetings singers all!

Avis is finally back from his oriental peregrinations.

Istanbul concert was lively and lovely but feels good to be home and now focus on enjoying the festive season!

I am so glad you had a good time with Jon last week. He and I have been in touch and he has clearly left you with two carols that are absolutely good to go into our performances, namely Ding Dong Merrily and Joy to the World.  I have therefore now officially added them to the repertoire list for our two December concerts.

Due to lack of time we will not be doing In the Bleak Midwinter in four parts (though we will still sing it in unison at the the BHI gig).

So at this Wednesday’s rehearsal we will run everything for the SS Great Britain concert:

SS GB performance

Paper Moon

A Rose is a Rose

Cable Car 

Gower Wassail

White Winter Hymnal

Carol of the Bells

Boars Head Carol

Field-mouse carol

Deck the Halls

Ding dong merrily

Joy to the World

Could you therefore please try and listen through to your parts for all the songs in that performance  before this Wednesday focusing particularly on :

Paper Moon

Cable Car

Gower Wassail

White Winter Hymnal

Boars Head Carol

Deck the Halls

An updated repertoire for the concert is also is saved in Dropbox


Happy learning and see you on Wednesday!


Here we almost go!

Hallo Revellers all!

Well we now have  two live gigs coming up before Christmas ……at the SSGB and at the BHI .   So with that in mind here is the choral news…..

You will notice that I have now posted all the learning files and music for these concerts in the BV dropbox folder (including the correct version of Deck the Hall, the Fieldmouse Carol and In the Bleak midwinter).

There is also a  final list of the songs we will sing for each of the two concerts.

You can listen to all these new tracks and find the repertoire lists here:

Full URL is: 


The older material from previous terms can also be found in the BV folder  “Archive for past songs”  The full URL is :


Please can you all spend a little while singing along to all the repertoire for these concerts: now is the time!

Open the repertoire file appropriate for each concert, print it out if you need to and use it as the navigator of your practice sessions along with your word sheets.

Be methodical ideally (follow the Julie Andrews method…”let’s start at the very beginning”!)

Jon Conway will be bringing some of his versions of carols that many of you know to this weeks rehearsal which will give us a good selection of truly Christmassy material to perform!

Finally if anyone would like to do a reading during the BHI concert (a voice with good projection required too!) then do let me know as it would be nice to have some text in among the carols. I reckon we have room for two of these moments.

Thank you