Today, Millman Street Community Centre members were treated to the first of three music and singing workshops, courtesy of Stac. Regular readers may recall Stac as being one of the Sugar Sisters, who performed at the Centre for our members last Christmas.
Today’s first session featured Stac at the piano, singing along with our members. Among the tunes performed were Que Sera, Sera, Don’t Fence Me In, That’s Amore, Dream A Little Dream of Me, Only Fools Rush In and – in honour of Ann’s 90th birthday – a stirring rendition of Happy Birthday To You.
Stac interspered the better known songs with a few singing rounds, including Heigh Ho, Belle Na, and Oh, How Lovely.
“It was very, very good,” said Ivy. “Nice songs. Always lovely here,” she added. “Always a joy.”
Fred agreed that it was “Very good”. He and Olive enjoyed themselves, with Fred particularly pleased by Que Sera, Sera.
Helena “very much” enjoyed herself, adding: “A lovely old time. Good songs. [we] never stopped singing!”
Did Mulegetta enjoy the session? “Sort of,” he deadpanned with customary wryness. We’ll take that as a ‘yes’…
Queenie certainly enjoyed herself, exhorting all and sundry to “Sing all your troubles away!”
Anne joined in with the singing, and enjoyed having Happy Birthday sang to her. Later in the day, there was a reprise when her birthday cake was cut, but that’s another story for another blog page….
Stac said afterwards: “It was lovely!”, adding, “It’s a really lovely thing for me to do.”
Then she was off, to prepare for tonight’s gig. The Sugar Sisters are playing this very evening at The Wet Fish Cafe in West Hampstead. Performances at 7pm and 9pm.
Holborn Community Association would like to thank Stac for entertaining our members today, and for the next couple of Wednesdays, from 10:45am to 11:45am.
Contact Stac at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the Sugar Sisters: email@example.com
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