It was the singing that really got to me. Preferably in a big choir in a big old church where the tones resonate with all breathing entities in that room.
There is something extraordinary about standing in the midst of a huge crowd of beautiful voices which echoes all around you. Voices ascend, tones mount and sopranos, altos, tenors and all harmonies fill you up - inside and out.
"Music is God's little reminder that there's something else besides us in this universe; harmonic connection between all living beings everywhere, even the stars." - Robin Williams
Music was such a big part of my life, for so many years, that at a certain stage, it had to stop. I was fed up.
For years I didn't pick up an instrument what-so-ever. I didn't sing a single note. At weddings or other church occasions I squirmed when having to.
I tried singing on a couple of occasions both in a choir and in a duet, but no.
When I had kids I was fed up with noises altogether. I stopped listening to the radio.
At first I wasn’t paying much attention to this change. It was a natural process.
But as the years went by, I felt this void, something was missing.
And so I sent out a wish - out into the universe: "show me the music – once again!"
I knew I needed to bring it back into my life but there was no rush. It would come to me at the right time.
And I knew I wanted to sing in a small group of music loving peoples, preferably in harmonies.
But the years went by and nothing happened. And at times I was surprised. Where was my music?
But just before Christmas last year, I happened to sit in a car, with some wonderful women. And as the talking, laughing and giggling went on; we realized we had a shared interest: music.
And there it was.
I had found my soulgroup of music loving people.
And the dreaming took off. We pictured ourselves on a stage in front of lots of people. We dreamt and we played with it.
We met, we sang and we practiced (and giggled). We kept dreaming of that stage performance, and we even composed our own song.
And in March this year, it was time. Pure Cor was ready and we sang on a stage in front of 300 people (and another 1000 online).
Play with it!
The true magic happens when you let go, let the tones fill you up with no expectations and no tomorrow and you connect with that soulsong.
What’s your song?
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." - Victor Hugo