Hello Cheyne Gang! This week we have 2 more special Christmas videos for you from Kathy and The Merlin Academy Harmony Belles at Portmore Gardens. Once again Kathy has provided us with the lyrics so we can have a Christmas sing-along.
We also have a festive song from YouTube that was chosen by Julie, and we have a festive song that Kathy recorded in 2016 from her album Almost Home.
As we have no breathing exercises, or physical warm-ups this week or next, we would encourage you to look through previous weeks exercises. There are lots to choose from the home exercises tab but Julie's 'Feel the Fill' from Week 10, Sophie's Active Warm-up from Week 4 and Fiona's Rhythmic Exercise from Week 24 are all particularly good!
Remember to check your advent calendar today - there are only 6 more doors to open!
We hope you all have a great Christmas! Your weekly exercises will be back early in the New Year, in the meantime if you would like to get in touch with anyone for whatever reason, especially if you need a chat over Christmas, all of our phone numbers are available on the info page on this site and are also listed at the bottom of our latest newsletter so please get in touch if you feel the need to.
Sing-Along Part 2
From Kathy Kennedy and The Merlin Academy Harmony Belles at Portmore Gardens
Special thanks to Mr and Mrs David Reid of Portmore House and Gardens
The Harmony Belles are: Rhona, Justine, Marjorie and Kate
Merry Christmas to the Cheyne Gang from Merlin Academy of Music, Melrose!
Hey Mr Snowman
by Kim Wilde
Hey Mr. Snowman
Hey Mr. Snowman, lend me your ear! There’s things I need to talk about I want you to hear/ I’m feelin’ kind of sad and I could do with some cheer, I said: Hey Mr. Snowman, lend me your ear!
Hey Mr. Snowman, lend me your eyes! I don’t like what I see when I am looking through mine! And maybe while you’re at it you can lend me your mind, I said: Hey, Mr. Snowman, lend me your eyes!
I wrote a list to Santa like I do every year
I know he’s kind of busy but you think he might hear
Cause everything I ask seems to fall on deaf ears
So I guess that’s what I’m doin’ here
I said: Hey, Mr. Snowman, lend me your heart/ There’s one here that is broken so I need a new part/ Yours can’t be any colder , won’t you give me a start, I said: Hey, Mr. Snowman, lend me your heart! ( back to: I wrote a list…)
Thanks, Mr. Snowman, thanks for your time/ I’m feelin’ so much better now what yours is now mine/ Now life is lookin’ rosy and I’m feelin’ just fine, so I said: Hey Mr. Snowman, thanks for your time!
Do You Hear What I Hear
written in 1962 by Noel Regeny and Gloria Shayne as a plea for peace
Do You Hear What I Hear
Said the night wind to the little lamb: Do you see what I see
Way up in the sky little lamb: Do you see what I see
A star, a star, dancing in the night,with a tail as big as a kite
With a tail as big as a kite.
Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy: Do you hear what I hear
( Do you hear what I hear ) Ringing through the sky shepherd boy
Do you hear what I hear ( Do you hear what I hear )
A song, a song, high above the trees, with a voice as big as the sea
With a voice as big as the sea.
Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king: Do you know what I know
( Do you know what I know ) In your palace wall mighty king
Do you know what I know ( Do you know what I know )
A child, a child, shivers in the cold, let us bring him silver and gold
Let us bring him silver and gold.
Said the king to the people everywhere: Listen to what I say
(Listen to what I say ) Pray for peace people everywhere
Listen to what I say ( Listen to what I say )
The child, the child, sleeping in the night/ He will bring us goodness and light
He will bring us goodness and light.
O Magnum Mysterium : Westminster Cathedral Choir
"Take 5 minutes to sit and enjoy the beauty of this piece of music - one of my all-time favourites for this time of year and beautifully sung.
The latin words mean:
"O great mystery and wonderful sacrament that animals should see the newborn Lord lying in a manger. Blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy to bear Christ the Lord. Alleluia."
Kathy Stewart - 24 Days
A great track by our own Kathy x