Leicester University Choirs Christmas concert, conducted by Dr Paul Jenkins (recently retired Organic Chemistry Lecturer), was last Saturday afternoon. It took place within Clarendon Park Church, and was a lot of fun!
As well as singing some classic Christmas songs as a group, we sang some Mozart, Fields of Gold, and twisted some traditional carols by singing them in other languages! (We sang “Silent Night” in German, i.e. Stille Nacht). We got the whole room to join in with The Twelve days of Chrismas, which got everyone laughing, and ended on a high with “Jingle Bells”.
There were also some smaller group and solo pieces which were fantastic, and let the main choir experience being apart of the audience for a bit of the show.
Back to the world of Chemistry come Monday however, where everyone is trying to cram in their last bits of practical work before the end of term, and attending the workshops and revision lectures in the hope that they will help us remember some chemistry once we go home for Christmas! Although the lab work doesn’t pertain to my project, I’ve done all the filming I can for this term, and am gathering it all together to edit over the holidays into (hopefully!) usably videos for the department.
I hope everyone has a great end of term, and you’re all not getting too stressed out about deadlines!