Singing With Excitement! - Poem by Angela Wybrow
Standing on the stage, with the choir,
At London's famous Royal Festival Hall,
Singing Carl Orff’s iconic 'O Fortuna',
Was one of the greatest feelings of all!
It felt unreal, but so amazing, to be there.
The choir was over a hundred people strong,
And we were all singing, on stage, together;
Raising our voices, and being united in song.
This famous piece, really packs a punch,
And it's delivered at an unforgiving pace.
It can be difficult to sing a single note, though,
With a massive ear to ear grin upon your face!
The two pianos and percussion, accompanying us,
Were hammering the music out at full pelt.
Absolutely nothing on this earth, could compare
To the sense of total exhilaration, which I felt!
I love the moment, when the dynamics change;
They range from quite soft to really very loud.
We stood there singing, at the tops of our voices,
And the audience, I'm sure, were pretty wowed!
Sadly, it all seemed to be over, way too soon,
But I could have carried on singing all night.
When we had finished our powerful performance,
We got a standing ovation, much to our delight!
Before we went on stage that night,
There had been a real air of anticipation,
And now, that it was all finally over,
There was a feeling of total elation!
Backstage, following the performance,
There were smiles, and many a 'well done! '
The atmosphere there, was totally electric,
And, of course, we’d all had so much fun!
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