So this is how last night’s Counterpint ended up for me:
How did I end up lumbering through Kingston after midnight, trying to figure out both how to get home and why the foxes of KT2 are so brazen? Because I’d so enjoyed another top night of singing and boozing that I’d lost all sense of time (and probably decorum too).
Once again, the Canbury Arms did us proud with a great singing space and lovely food and beers to keep us going.
It was great to see so many of you there, both regulars and first-timers.
Apologies for the mix-up at the start, by the way; I really didn’t intend to warm everyone up by asking the sopranos to sing top Gs straightaway but you have my admiration for getting up there. Though perhaps it was with a little help from an external source (sauce?) that you managed to reach those high notes…
Interesting that you all responded well to the Italian masters. To my mind the Gallus is easier than the Anerio but you were definitely stronger on the latter.
Among many, many great moments, the highlight of the night had to be the Mantua O vos omnes; the final run-through approached the sublime.
Lovely that we had along representatives of local singing groups, including the Canbury Singers and the South London Military Wives Choir*; hope to see you all again and do bring even more of your friends next time!
Still sorting out arrangements for the next Polyphony Down the Pub and Counterpint sessions so watch out for updates.
In the meantime, thanks again and see you soon.
*Speaking of the SLMWC, they have a concert coming up that’s worth supporting: