Singing Notes - Cynthia Pike

  • Posted on: 2 October 2020
  • By: huw

Cynthia Pike, one of the altos in the choral society, talks about some of her musical memories and loves.

Name three of your favourite pieces

Pie Jesu – Gabriel Faure
Wonderful tonight – Eric Clapton
Anything by Richard Prince [Cynthia’s husband – ed]

What is your earliest memory of music in your life?

Singing hymns at primary school

What was your first 'public performance' of music/ drama/ or both?

Being a shepherd and playing a recorder solo at school!

Who is your favourite composer/ songwriter, and why?

Eric Clapton

What composition/ piece/ song would you recommend to a friend to brighten up their day?

Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah

Please tell us a humorous saying/ quote/ joke with a musical theme

No idea of a joke except Richard shouts “wrong note” from anywhere in house when I play piano.

The track I inherited

A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square - my mother’s favourite song.

Cynthia has been ‘doing lots of art in lock down’ as can be seen from the accompanying illustration.