It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Over the last couple of weekends, Sweet Scarlet has been busily sourcing and listening to new music – an exciting time for us as we plan out our future sets for upcoming spring shows, fabulous festivals and yes, even our annual Christmas show!
We often start with our yearly listening party, an event where each group member trolls the interwebs for possible new repertoire and brings an audio version of it to rehearsal for all Sweet Scarlet ears to hear. We always start the evening with the best intentions of listening to the entire song and evaluating it’s worthiness for our a cappella pipes, but inevitably, things disintegrate as the evening goes on. Slowly and surely, the gossip and funny stories take over and soon we’re listening to the first 20 seconds of each song and promptly contributing a “yup”, “nope” or, new this year, a rating out of 5 (5 being HECK YES and 1 being NO WAY).
But the process works! Because after this year’s party, we have a lengthy list of songs we want to tackle! Sheet music for TEN new songs has been ordered and added to our learning list, which means that our spring and festival sets will have all sorts of new ear candy for our fans!
And speaking of spring sets, SAVE THE DATE! We have a special show coming up on the evening of Saturday, May 11th! Mark your calendar – details coming soon!