What. A. Day.

Everyone was still in high spirits despite the rather warm weather as final rehearsals and preparations for the Showcase Concert got underway.

Simon Theobald, our guest artist for today and firm friend of MfE having worked with us at our Musicals concerts in the past, brought us a programme that was ‘unashamedly popular’ (his words!) at the lunchtime concert, even managing to get everyone to join in at the end!

The singers were then treated to a workshop on some Gilbert & Sullivan with Simon, before all came together for the Showcase Concert for family, friends and guests in the Oblensky Building.

The concert was a triumph! A wonderful mix of music from Britten to Vaughan Williams, featuring harpsichords and recorders alongside the choir, orchestra, strings and band and a mega finish with the Agincourt Song. (More photos to follow…)
The traditional Summer School buffet followed after, with enough sausage rolls to feed an army and a chance to cool down after a ‘rather warm’ performance.

THANK YOU – firstly to all who took part on the course, for making this one a sell-out and singing/playing with enthusiasm and a smile, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
Also to our superstar volunteer and ‘bumper’ team, helping to serve the endless tea and coffee, moving chairs and things when needed, manning the book stall and supporting all instrumental and vocal sections.
Our brilliant conductors Gill, Hilary and Rob – who once again smashed it (I don’t think we’ve put them off yet), our amazing guests Anthony, Carmen and Simon, and to the wonderful Trent College for hosting us once again, who have THE best site and staff team supporting us.

Phew! Right, where’s the [insert preferred alcoholic drink here]…

See you next year!

Here we are again! They say a picture paints 1000 words, so here’s a whole bunch! (and some video clips… yes singers, we caught it all on camera…)

All these years of Summer School have taught us to give the people what they want, and what they want is coffee before they start the day! Fuelled and ready to go, the singers decided to take their warm-up outside, while the instrumentalists enjoyed some specialist sectionals followed by wind band and strings rehearsals with Gill and Rob respectively.

The viola was the star of the show today, with special guest artist Carmen Flores giving us a memorable recital accompanied by Paul Turner – a viola recital being a first for many! We were wowed by her beautiful playing, including the Viola Sonata by Rebecca Clarke (who used a composer pseudonym Anthony Trent back in 1919). After her amazing recital, Carmen worked with the strings on Telemann’s Viola Concerto to be performed to the other participants at the end of the day.

As we can’t fit all this years repertoire into tomorrow’s Showcase Concert, we finished with a ‘sharing performance’. The choir came to listen to the wind band perform the English Dances by Malcolm Arnold and the strings accompanied Carmen in the Telemann Viola Concerto.

Instrumentalists then went to listen to the choir in the chapel, where there was actual dancing in the aisles! Not sure if there was something in the air or perhaps the effects of the hot weather, but it was certainly a fun (and slightly energetic) end to the day!

Another glorious day of summer school comes to a close… hope everyone gets well-rested tonight for the ‘big one’ tomorrow – see you there!

It doesn’t feel like a year since we were last here, writing about Summer School – but how great it is to be back!

We are once again using the beautiful setting of Trent College in Long Eaton, with many familiar and new faces taking part in this years course. The welcome ‘drink and pastry’ at registration gave everyone a chance to catch up with friends with Robin and Angela kicking things off with an introduction to the 3 days.

The orchestra, conducted by Rob Hodge, got underway with a warm-up involving a lot of standing up and sitting down to get the hearts pumping, then it was into the rousing 633 Squadron for the first rehearsal of the day.

The choir, delighted for Hilary Campbell’s return, enjoyed their morning sessions in the chapel, accompanied by the wonderful Richard Cox with some familiar MfE faces joining the choir this year.

Break time and it’s tea, coffee and biscuits outside in the sunshine, with a browse of the Bookwise stalls. With the help of our lovely volunteers and Chair of Trustees John Hess, teas and coffees were served, with John learning the secret to how many tea bags make a great pot of tea!

The first guest of Summer School 2022 is Anthony Thompson, making Monday the day of the brass instrument with a splendid lunchtime recital on trumpet and flugelhorn. Accompanied by Graziana Presicce on piano, they performed a beautiful and varied programme from Elgar and Vaughan Williams to pieces composed especially for this duo – including the first live performance of Anthony Hedge’s Sonata for Trumpet and Piano – what a treat!

The brass players then got a chance to get really stuck into technique and more in their brass workshop with Anthony during the afternoon… For those who ever wondered what the secret to good note production and articulation is – it’s all down to keeping your ears clean… who knew!

We are beyond thrilled that Gill is back at Summer School to take the wind band, rehearsals and sectionals were sounding great with lots of twiddly notes and scale runs to keep all on their toes!

The orchestra were also joined by an extra, unannounced guest (a remnant of a party over the weekend before we arrived) keeping Rachel company in the horn section, credit to Anthony Thompson for the ‘Tyrana-HORN-us Rex’ pun… wonder if he’ll stay with us the whole 3 days…

Looking forward to Day 2 tomorrow, with more sunshine and hot weather on the way, it promises to be a scorcher!

Next week is MfE’s much anticipated Summer School. We are excited to be welcoming back from last year’s event, guest conductors Hilary Campbell for the singers, Robert Hodge for the orchestra and strings and Gill Henshaw for the wind band. We also have amazing guest artists Carmen Flores, Anthony Thompson and Simon Theobald to complete the line up!

We’ll be sharing the Summer School experience on our blog over the 3 days and look forward to seeing many of you there!

As all staff will be at Summer School (tea/coffee making calls!) the office will be shut from Monday – Friday next week. But we’ll be back in from Monday 15th August to prepare for the new term.


Hearing your national anthem being played during a victory ceremony must be one of the most emotive moments of any sporting event.  In preparation for the Commonwealth Games, 50 members of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra recorded new arrangements of all 72 anthems in an epic 3-day recording session at the CBSO centre in Birmingham.  The anthems will be played during the gold medal victory ceremonies and must last between 60 to 90 seconds to ensure they fit into the flag-raising time.  Arranger and conductor Philip Sheppard said, “The excitement and anticipation of the Games has most definitely been incorporated into these arrangements of the anthems and I cannot wait to hear them being played.”

If they are successful in winning gold, Team England will hear Jerusalem played as their flag is raised, but there are several nations who have chosen a much more familiar tune as their anthem. Bermuda, Montserrat, St Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands and Norfolk Island will all hear ‘God Save The Queen’ as their nation celebrates a gold medal.


  • Did you know the Commonwealth itself has its own anthem? Song for the Commonwealth – words and music by Simon Maw MBE – performed here by 53 members of the Commonwealth Children’s Choir and Musicians of The Household Division and dedicated to all the Children of the Commonwealth to celebrate the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9s6G3TWdho

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01/08/2022

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We can’t quite believe that our final event of the season is almost upon us, but there is already much to look forward to from September, with our 40th Anniversary season!

For all you recorder players there is a special playing and performance day on Saturday 3rd September with the chance to perform in the beautiful surroundings of Wollaton Hall. For further details follow this link:

https://www.music-for-everyone.org/event/recorder-consort-day/

We are excited that Brian Kay (founding member of the King’s Singers) is leading a Choral Workshop on Saturday 8th October. Book early to avoid disappointment:

https://www.music-for-everyone.org/event/autumn-singing-workshop-day/

And the ever popular Big Youth Music Experience is back in November!

Bandwise for all young wind, brass and percussion players: https://www.music-for-everyone.org/event/byme-bandwise-2022/

Stringwise for all young string players: https://www.music-for-everyone.org/event/byme-stringwise-2022/

There will be lots more exciting events to come so keep your eyes peeled!


A short Monday Motivation today as I know many of us are winding down for the Summer!

On this day (25th July) in 1788, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completed his Symphony No. 40. The precise date of completion of this symphony is known as Mozart kept a full catalogue of his completed works.

It’s incredible to believe that this was one of three symphonies that he rattled off within just a few weeks – the 39th Symphony completed 26th June and the 41st Symphony on 10th August.

Wow. So if that’s not motivation to be more productive over the Summer then I don’t know what is!!

Click here to have a listen to Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic with a short snippet from Symphony No. 40: https://youtu.be/0sGqkMU-mGQ

Or follow this link for the full four movements with the London Mozart Players: https://youtu.be/CJkUpFWAIm4


  • Calling young string players! If you’re aged 12-18 and are grade 4+ on violin, viola, cello or double bass, have a look at this event running in August… contact Ellie McLay for more details (email on flyer)


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25/07/2022

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Last week saw the end of term for MfE’s Daytime Groups, with concerts from all the Daytime Voices choirs and orchestras – see some of the groups in action below!

On Saturday, the Nottingham Chamber Singers held their ‘Words & Music’ concert in St Mary’s Church in Clifton Village – a fantastic performance for a summers evening and enjoyed by all!

Well done to all our groups for their hard work this term – looking forward to returning to the music making in September!


To fit with the hot weather we are currently enjoying – a Desert Island Discs special!

Let’s start with the theme tune, a desert island disc in its own right. ‘By the Sleepy Lagoon’ composed by Eric Coates has introduced the BBC Radio series Desert Island Discs since 1942 and is still used today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMMS4I6f7o4

Some of the most requested composers on Desert Island Discs include Beethoven and Elgar. Take a listen to these tunes and let the hot weather fool you into believing you’re sat on a desert island… What would you choose to take with you?

Elgar – Enigma Variations ‘Nimrod’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8NOVGHJmRs

Conducted by Leonard Bernstein and performed by BBC Symphony Orchestra in 1982.

Beethoven – Symphony No.6 ‘Pastoral’ 1st movement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zKiDXbwdR0

Performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker.

If you enjoyed this, why not listen to our Open Voices leader, Cliff McArdle, choose his own Desert Island Discs with the U3A Beeston via Zoom on Wednesday evening, 6.30pm – link to join below.

Join Zoom Meeting (Wednesday from 6.30pm)
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Passcode: 068509


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11/07/2022

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This weekend was another busy one for MFE! Saturday saw the Nottingham Youth Band performing at Proms in the Park in West Bridgford. The weather decided to do battle with the band – sunshine, rain and wind in the space of an hour! – however the band carried on undeterred and played a spectacular set to rapturous applause. Well done to Claire and all the players!!

 

At the same time, the Nottingham Festival Chorus were rehearsing for their Jubilee Concert, safely indoors away from the blustery weather. All their hard work really paid off, as the concert on Sunday afternoon in the Albert Hall was truly magnificent. Choir and orchestra gave rousing renditions of Handel’s The King Shall Rejoice and Parry’s I was Glad. The Nottingham Concert Orchestra played William Walton’s iconic march Crown Imperial, first performed at George VI’s coronation in 1937 and George Butterworth’s idyll The Banks of Green Willow.

The Nottingham Chamber Singers performed the Choral Dances from Britten’s opera Gloriana and Rachel Parkes solo in Mozarts’ Laudate Dominum was breathtakingly beautiful.

The concert finished with Vaughan Williams splendid arrangement of The Old Hundredth (All People that on Earth do Dwell) with audience participation. All in all, a truly wonderful royal celebration!

Bookwise Southwell are looking for a new manager

Bookwise Southwell was our first shop in the trio of shops that give Music for Everyone substantial financial support every year. Now in its fifteenth year it urgently requires a part time manager in a voluntary or paid situation, able to offer up to 7 hours a week of practical management of  the shop premises, with banking and the reporting of sales, assisted by a management team of two, part of the shop’s volunteer staffing. You would need to have a hands-on practical attitude and ability to handle sales reporting using Excel software. If this post interests you please get in touch with Andrew James,  chairman of the Bookwise shops at andrewjames.home@btinternet.com or telephone him on  01636 704588.


Did you know the first Glastonbury Festival took place in 1914? 

In summer 2004, the Glastonbury Festival raised eyebrows when, alongside headline acts such as Paul McCartney, Muse and Oasis, it also staged English National Opera’s production of Wagner’s The Valkyrie. The unlikely performance went down a treat, though how many of those present realised it was actually echoing another, earlier Glastonbury – one that was just as charismatic?

Forget the tents, mud and rock acts. Over a century ago, the Somerset town of Glastonbury was host to a music festival of a very different kind. The original Glastonbury festival was largely the creation of one remarkable man, now almost forgotten. The composer Rutland Boughton.  The son of an Aylesbury grocer with no musical background, he was sent to the Royal College of Music by aristocratic patrons, alongside Holst, Vaughan Williams and others.

With Reginald Buckley, an aspiring poet, he proposed building a festival theatre along Bayreuth lines, which would stage Boughton’s own music-drama cycle about King Arthur, to Buckley’s libretti. The attractive little Somerset town of Glastonbury with its high green Tor and the mystical ambience seemed ideal for Boughton’s dream of a festival based on a communal farm, worked by the artists.

In August 1914 they launched the first festival programme, offering plays, ballets, children’s operas and concerts, but only excerpts from the uncompleted Arthurian operas. Instead, Boughton premiered what would prove his most significant music-drama, The Immortal Hour. Lacking the theatre, they held performances in Glastonbury’s small Assembly Rooms, with a grand piano instead of an orchestra and a chorus and staff drawn mostly from locals. Over the next few years, despite war constraints and eternal fundraising, an even more ambitious programme developed, with Easter festivals, summer schools, celebrity lectures, offshoots in Bristol and London and provincial touring performances. Neither theatre nor commune ever materialised, but the Festival acquired a small orchestra and a resident quartet, and produced a startling range of works, from operas by Gluck and Wagner, dance, by Isadora Duncan disciples Margaret Morris and Penelope Spencer, songs, choral works, and the mystery-play Bethlehem.

However, in 1926 the Glastonbury company staged vital fund-raising London performances of Bethlehem. Without consulting his fellow directors Boughton produced it with Joseph and Mary as striking miners and Herod as a caricature top-hatted capitalist. The concept, endorsed by GK Chesterton and others, was harmless enough – except that Boughton also depicted British bobbies and British troops marching off to massacre the Innocents. So soon after the First World War this caused enormous offence even with liberal London audiences. And so,Bethlehem made a disastrous loss. The other directors duly resigned; the Glastonbury townsfolk withdrew their support. The Festival was abandoned.

Ultimately, it was Glastonbury’s whole fey-folksiness which came to seem impossibly quaint, parochial and old-fashioned in the post-war era. Nevertheless, recent Boughton recordings, including songs, symphonies and Bethlehem, make a striking impression. Above all, The Immortal Hour, static and stylised as it seems, still conjures up something of that original, long-forgotten excitement: the authentic Glastonbury magic.


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27/06/2022

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After a couple of days of rather dramatic weather we were keeping our fingers crossed for more settled conditions for Willoughby Open Gardens yesterday – and we were not disappointed!

The sun was out, but there was enough cloud cover to stop our Sunday Afternoon Flute and Swing groups from melting as they performed in the stunning surrounds of the pretty village of Willoughby. Visitors and musicians alike enjoyed a lovely afternoon of garden gazing, plant buying and cake eating while being entertained by the variety of music performed by these two groups.

   

A share of the proceeds from this event will be going to support our Open Voices groups for adults with learning difficulties. Thank you and well done to all those who took part.

A big thank you also to Beeston and Chilwell Opens Gardens last weekend, who are donating some of their proceeds to Open Voices as one of their supported charities!


‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Tomorrow – 22nd June – marks the Summer Solstice here in the UK, aka the longest day from sunrise to sunset. Midsummer’s eve is traditionally celebrated on 23rd June, with Midsummer’s day on the 24th. With this in mind, we thought we’d offer you a small playlist for the week with which to perform your sun salutations and enjoy these extra-long days.

First up, you might welcome the dawn with the soundtrack to the Pride and Prejudice remake of 2005. Yes we know that Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth were the ONLY Lizzie Bennet and Mr Darcy worth remembering, but the soundtrack to the remake is pretty spellbinding, composed by Dario Marianelli and played beautifully by Jean-Yves Thibaudet here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vYY0aRH46I

Now, we know that we could continue in a gentle manner with ‘Sunrise’ from Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, but we thought you might appreciate something a bit more impressive… and who better to give us that than Richard Strauss and his epic opening to ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra’  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Szdziw4tI9o

After all that excitement, we probably need to calm down with an English art song… and although you’re probably all thinking of Ralph Vaughan-Williams’ soporific and shimmering ‘Silent Noon’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI36pV7JfNs but have you ever come across this charming offering from a contemporary of RVW’s at music college, the enormously talented Rebecca Clarke https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oajJJmBk_Gc ? ‘June Twilight’ delivers us gently into that magical time of dusk when the moon grows and a pair of star-crossed lovers (or two!) might appear, and perhaps some mischievous fairies, a king, a queen, a tinker, a tailor and an unfortunate ass… it’s Mendelssohn’s Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream of course! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEkcP8lZvZA


  • Finally, you might like to know that A Little Night Music composed by Stephen Sondheim, also plays upon the themes of Midsummer’s night. Set in Sweden around 1900, it involves a weekend in the country where a number of romantically entangled characters appear and all sorts of chaos ensues. At one point, an older member present at the party describes how the summer night “smiles” three times: first on the young, second on fools, and third on the old, and this is portrayed musically throughout in the returning theme of the Waltz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4MwJh7dRKY – it is also most famous for the timeless and heart-wrenching ballad Send in the Clowns, which we will leave you with, sung here by the inimitable Dame Judi Dench… try not to cry! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvZex3Qf7QQ

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20/06/2022

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Our Jubilee Celebration course (Saturday 25th) and concert (Sunday 26th) is coming up in just under a couple of weeks’ time. If you haven’t yet signed up, we’d love you to come and sing in the Nottingham Festival Chorus, rehearsing on the Saturday, or to support the Sunday afternoon Jubilee Celebration Concert at Nottingham’s Albert Hall. The sparkling programme will include great pieces from coronations and glittering state occasions, including Parry’s I Was Glad, Handel’s Coronation Anthem ‘The King Shall Rejoice’ and Walton’s Crown Imperial.

SPECIAL REQUEST: PLEASE JOIN US IN OUR JUBILEE RECRUITMENT DRIVE
WE WANT TO RECRUIT AS MANY NEW SINGERS AND NEW CONCERT-GOERS TO COME TO THIS CELEBRATION EVENT AS WE CAN.   PLEASE HELP US TO DO THIS.  WE ARE OFFERING:-

*Special Jubilee Deals*

FOR SINGERS NEW TO MFE

Do you know anyone who has NEVER sung with us before, who would enjoy singing the great music in our Jubilee programme? Please tell them about our SPECIAL DISCOUNTED ENROLMENTS FOR NEWCOMERS: They are invited to Come and Sing for £15, all music included. Link to book online: https://www.music-for-everyone.org/event/nfc-summer-workshop/

CONCERT TICKETS

GROUP DISCOUNT OFFER – 6 tickets for the price of 5! This discount is applied automatically when ordering online.

In addition, to encourage as many FIRST-TIME people as possible into our audience we are offering:

  • HALF PRICE tickets in all areas of the hall for NEW concert-goers. Invite someone along to the concert who has never experienced the variety and quality of an MfE Festival Chorus performance before!

To get as many of our EXISTING loyal supporters along to enjoy the concert as we can, we are offering the usual performers’ discount (can be included with the group discount):

  • if you are a PERFORMER, ordering tickets for friends/family who have been with us before, get 10% off the cost, just use the code provided in your music pack to take advantage of this offer.

Full details can be found here: Jubilee Celebration Concert (music-for-everyone.org)

LET’S GET MORE PEOPLE enjoying that MFE EXPERIENCE — BOTH PERFORMERS AND CONCERT GOERS!  WE KNOW YOU WILL DO YOUR BEST.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!

Well done to all the instrumentalists who had a fantastic day of music-making at our Blow the Dust off your Instrument event on Saturday with music from Elgar to Burt Bacharach!

     

Next Sunday 19th June the MfE Swing Band and Flute Choir will be performing at the Willoughby-on-the-Wolds Open Garden event. If you want to come along and support please see their website for further details: Open Gardens 2022: Sunday 19th June | Willoughby on the Wolds


Many studies have concluded that classical music is great for boosting concentration and firing up your brain cells. Now that the exam season is well underway (and probably over in many cases!) here are a few suggestions of music to listen to that will help you to focus, relax or study:

Bach opens your mind! Go for something like the Goldberg Variations to maximise your brain’s ability to take everything in. Bach’s intricate patterns and gradually unfolding textures are the perfect soundtrack to a little brain expansion. https://youtu.be/tCKQQxxUWBs

Although “the Mozart effect” is debatable, there is no denying that his music can be the perfect accompaniment to focus the mind: Mozart – Violin Sonata K 301  https://youtu.be/x7xPIyePmNk or the Piano Concerto in A major K488 https://youtu.be/DXeBFhqViYg

Or maybe you prefer something to help you relax and take more info in? Try Debussy’s Clair de Lune https://youtu.be/fZrm9h3JRGs or Chopin’s Nocturne No. 2 in E flat Major https://youtu.be/9E6b3swbnWg

Let us know how you get on!


  • Members of the Nottingham Youth Band had an exciting trip to the Concert Hall last Friday to watch the incredible saxophonist Jess Gillam performing with the Hallé orchestra. The programme included Bernstein’s electrifying Symphonic Dances from West Side Story…. Have you heard about Bradley Cooper starring as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro being released in 2023?  Here’s a first look at what’s in store:  https://www.classicfm.com/composers/bernstein-l/maestro-first-look-bradley-cooper-netflix/

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13/06/2022

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We hope that everyone had a wonderful long-weekend (and take our hats off to those who had to work) celebrating the Platinum Jubilee. If the weekend’s festivities got you in the mood for all things royal and musical, there is still time to sign up for our Celebrate the Jubilee – Come and Sing event on 25 and 26 June. You can find more details and a booking link here. If you sign up before this Friday you will be able to take part in an extra zoom rehearsal too!

Mussorgsky, Dvorak, Elgar, Mozart, Bacharach… this Saturday 11th June will see the return of our ever-popular Blow The Dust event, where players of all abilities come together to form a huge symphony orchestra, wind band and string orchestra. It’s set to be a wonderful day! With a few places still available for players of orchestral instruments Grade 2+, it’s not too late to get involved. But hurry! Only a few days left to book! All info is here.

Organ Looking for New Home!

An MfE member is looking for a new home for this vintage Hammond organ… please let us know if you are interested or think you can help, and we’ll put you in touch! Picture is available here: https://www.music-for-everyone.org/instruments-for-sale/ (scroll to bottom of page)


June is LGBTQ+ pride month and we are celebrating, even more so than the rest of the year, all of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer composers and musicians who bring joy, richness and diversity to our musical lives. If you’re looking to make your own playlist of LGBTQ+ Classical Music, check out this article for inspiration!


  • Last Wednesday was 1st June, which always makes us think of Leslie Uggam’s iconic and hilarious performance of Rogers and Hammerstein’s ‘June is Bustin’ Out All Over’ from Carousel – it reassures us that even the greatest Broadway divas sometimes forget the words… enjoy it here

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