We belong to the Waldershelf Singers
A Stocksbridge Community Choir
Singing all kinds of things
From sacred to swings
To entertain is our desire.

We belong to the Waldershelf Singers
It’s a real friendly group that you see
Dressed in black, turquoise, white
We’re an interesting sight –
We scrub up quite well you’ll agree!

We belong to the Waldershelf Singers
Singing four part – soprano and bass,
Tenor and alto –
Our main wish is to
Harmonise, not to disgrace.

We belong to the Waldershelf Singers
With Rachel our loyal pianist;
Her fingers fair fly
Over notes as she tries
To keep us in tune – a real optimist!

We belong to the Waldershelf Singers
With conductor Adam we try to keep pace;
We sing slow or quick
When he waggles his stick
And just hope there’s a smile on his face!

We belong to the Waldershelf Singers
But we can’t all read music, that’s true;
We learn it by rote –
We just open the throat
And hope the right sound comes through!

We belong to the Waldershelf Singers
A more cheerful lot you’ll not see;
We’ll sing and we’ll play
Both at home and away,
Yes, the Waldershelf Singers are we.

© 2013 Christine Herbert

[Our thanks to Christine, who is a member of the alto section of the choir. As well as allowing us to appoint her to the committee last month, as our new Treasurer, it turns out she has another talent. She surprised us with this poem at yesterday’s concert in Mosborough. I’m fairly sure this will not be the last you hear from her]

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