Well what a weekend we’ve just had in the recording studio. It was exhilarating, it was exhausting, but ultimately it was the most thrilling experience!

HTC is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year and it therefore seemed fitting in 2020 for us to record some of our favourite songs from stage and screen in order to showcase how far we have come in that time.

In preparing for the recording weekend, Catherine, our hugely talented Musical Director, has been pushing us hard on the finer details of our performance. She’s been a stickler at making us all come into a song at EXACTLY the same time. She’s shouted “DICTION DICTION DICTION” more times than I care to remember. We’ve even had to lose our usual Yorkshire accents! It didn’t stop there…..she’s insisted on well placed consonants, putting the right emphasis on the vowels, finishing the word endings….phew, quite honestly she’s been an absolute tyrant! She even wanted us to smile as well!!

But do you know what? All her passion and hard work paid off and, when Steve, our brilliant Sound Engineer, finally said “That’s the one” on our final take, we not only felt extremely proud of what we had achieved, I think we had made Catherine very proud and that felt good.

Our CD will be on sale at our Anniversary Concert on 4 July but if you want to reserve your copy now, email our Secretary on htcsecretary17@gmail.com and we’ll put your name on one. We are currently supporting MIND in Harrogate as our chosen charity and half the proceeds from the sale of our CD will go to helping them continue the wonderful work they do.

A few behind-the-scenes shots from our recording session last weekend!? by Allison Richardson, Steve Swindon and Catherine Field-Leather

Posted by Harrogate Theatre Choir on Sunday, 22 March 2020