Make a Joyful Noise Book Description on Amazon:
‘Make a Joyful Noise’ is the sparkling tale of a choir preparing for a very special Christmas performance of “Belshazzar’s Feast”.
We meet a host of characters who are mercilessly sent up by the author: Lucy the staggeringly trusting young music teacher, Tristan the lecherous anti-hero, Miss Greymitt the ageing and slightly arthritic choir pianist, Steve the handsome and trustworthy bass, Claire the shameless and scheming temptress, and singers with nothing but resonance between their ears.
Just as all does not run smoothly for King Belshazzar or the inhabitants of Babylon in Walton’s music, so the characters in the novel suffer from hopeless yearnings, romantic misunderstandings and the unfortunate consequences of their own misguided actions.
All is sharply and wittily observed in a delightful mix of romance, music and humour.
From a review on Amazon:
I read this book just before Christmas so felt in sync with the characters as they prepared for a Christmas performance of Belshazzar’s Feast. As a slightly jaded medic and mother, this was a happy read which transported me back to the days of that heady tortured infatuation we’ve all experienced. It is a tale full of true to life characters from the suave Tristan to the hussy Claire- yes, we all know one!
In addition it leaves you wanting to immediately head off to listen to Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast.
What more could you want?
So what are you waiting for? Grab your copy while you can!