Beatles song added to choir’s repertoire

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Fri 21st June 2024

A Beatles song has been added to a Derbyshire choir’s repertoire.
Alfreton Male Voice Choir have added ‘Blackbird’ by Paul McCartney and John Lennon to their ever-growing repertoire of songs that they sing for audiences.
A spokesman for the choir said recently: “Practise on Thursday saw two new pieces introduced: ‘Blackbird’ by McCartney & Lennon along with ‘Our House’ written by Graham Nash.
“MD Terry Clay with accompanists Lisa Smith took us through an initial practise with a very recognisable chorus: “Our house is a very very fine house, with two cats in the yard. Life used to be so hard, now everything is easy because of you.”
“McCartneys’ ‘Blackbird’ was written by Paul in 1968 to reflect the racial tensions in America at the time and his guitar accompaniment inspired by Johann Sebastian Bachs ‘Bourree in E Minor’ written in 1708.”
The spokesman continued: “We’ll be working on these two beautiful songs alongside ‘Danny Boy’ (with Londonderry Air), ‘There Is Nothing Like a Dame’ and ‘They Can’t Take That Away From Me’ (Gershwin).
“So watch out for our performances friends, we’ll be entertaining you in style.
“Picture shows Terry leading the Choir with Lisa playing new songs to her usual exceptional standard.”

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