The very first
rehearsal of MMI was an exciting day for all the chosen singers. The
selection of the members had been done a week earlier over a period
of five intensive hours at the Cabo Cervera Hotel in La Mata, Torre-vieja.
Approximately 100 vocalists from all musical genres came to display
their talents to Nigel Hopkins, one at a time! It was a marathon event
and took a lot of organizing. Several were disappointed - Nigel sets
the bar pretty high when selecting the voices he wants to work with!
The result was that 72 voices were selected to fill the four choral
voices of Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass.
And after four intensive months of voice coaching and "learning
the dots" the chorus performed its first two concerts, one in
Alfaz del Pi (near Beni-dorm), and the second at the Orihuela Costa
Resort, south of Torrevieja. To the immense credit of all the singers,
not a single sheet of music was used during the performance - every
note and word had been committed to memory! (Hover
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