Choirs seem to be something of a ‘big thing’ at the moment. It wasn’t so long ago that a game of Word Association Football involving the word ‘choir’ would have thrown up ‘church’, ‘male voice’, ‘school’, ‘ladies’, ‘gospel’… and probably not a lot else. Well, maybe ‘Sister Act’. Then Only Men Aloud happened. And Glee. And the lovely Gareth Malone and his Military Wives Choir. Now they’re everywhere – including where I work!
I love singing – I sing everywhere: in the shower, in the car, in the kitchen, you name it. I was in my school choir, then I was in my university’s gospel choir and then, apart from a brief spell in my local community choir, I was bereft of choir-iness, specifically of the funky, fun, upbeat kind. Now, thanks to an amazing company called Sing and Inspire and the lovely people who work there and come into our office every Monday lunchtime, I have the afore-mentioned funky, fun, upbeat choir I was after! I was listening to Radio 2 the other day and two songs from our set list came on in a row – now that’s what I’m talking about!
Seriously, any bosses or office managers reading this, if you haven’t got one, get one – they make employees like me very happy indeed 😀