Singing Notes - Cynthia Pike
Cynthia Pike, one of the altos in the choral society, talks about some of her musical memories and loves.
Name three of your favourite pieces
Pie Jesu – Gabriel Faure
Wonderful tonight – Eric Clapton
Anything by Richard Prince [Cynthia’s husband – ed]
What is your earliest memory of music in your life?
Singing hymns at primary school
What was your first 'public performance' of music/ drama/ or both?
Being a shepherd and playing a recorder solo at school!
Who is your favourite composer/ songwriter, and why?
What composition/ piece/ song would you recommend to a friend to brighten up their day?
Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah
Please tell us a humorous saying/ quote/ joke with a musical theme
No idea of a joke except Richard shouts “wrong note” from anywhere in house when I play piano.
The track I inherited
A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square - my mother’s favourite song.
Cynthia has been ‘doing lots of art in lock down’ as can be seen from the accompanying illustration.