The last quotation in the programme is the one I've used for the second section of the 'mini-cantata' we'll be practising from our first rehearsal in
January onwards for the March concerts. But the whole programme is fascinating. Do give it a listen.
Soul Music is a superb series that investigates personal stories of people who have a special link to pieces of music. It is often very moving,
but this episode is heart-wrenching at several moments. I challenge you to get through it without shedding a tear or two. If you're feeling emotionally delicate it may be best avoided,
but if you fancy a cathartic weep, this'll do it for you.
This is a link to a podcast which discusses the health benefits of belongng to a choir
A wonderful interview with James Lovelock to mark his 100th Birthday. Extraordinary man.