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SEA SHANTY: Kings Langley Community Choir Plunders the Spanish Main

 Published on: 22nd July 2020   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Community Choir has sailed under the ‘Skull and Crossbones’ for its second lockdown recording, the sea-shanty Santianna.

Thought to have originated around the 1850’s and been sung by British sailors, Santianna tells of the conflict between Mexican forces commanded by Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and the American Army under General Zachary Taylor.

Although no-one was required to walk the plank, choir members enthusiastically embraced the piratical theme which is also evident in the production graphics by Musical Director Katie Teage and her husband Ivan.

The video can be found online at YouTube/Kings Langley Community Choir/Santianna.

This recording follows on the success of the Choir’s first Lockdown video, the Beatles ‘Here Comes The Sun’, which can also be viewed online at YouTube. 

Although hoping to return to conventional rehearsals after the summer break the Choir has adapted well to the Zoom environment thanks to Katie’s effervescent leadership, as demonstrated by these recordings and other songs currently in preparation.

The Choir welcomes new members. Membership is open to all; there is no audition, and previous singing or musical experience is not required.

Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings during term time at the former Rudolph Steiner School, Langley Hill, Kings Langley, from 7:30 to 9:00pm.

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