Every year for the past 5(ish) years early August has meant one thing: prepare for Summer School! This year is no different, and for the past couple of weeks I have been learning music and practising my conducting gestures ready for development with the Sing for Pleasure tutors as a choral conductor.
This year, as in previous years, I’ll be taking plenty of JeaniusBags stock with me to sell in the SfP shop, helping to raise funds to train more young choral conductors. With a little hiatus for… shhh… you know what… there has been an explosion in the popularity of choral singing in the UK (helped by the wonderful Gareth Malone and his TV programmes), and the health benefits of singing in groups – both mental and physical – is well documented.
If you’re local to Cambridge and you’d like to browse my bags (and other SfP merchandise!) and maybe stay for a concert, please get in touch. I’m always keen to repurpose previously loved jeans into beautiful bags – including music stand bags! – and I have a nice new line of tuning fork cases in cork and faux leather.