Putting it all together

Deciding to put a show together is a thrill! If your theme is something you feel strongly about - such as celebrating wonderful women songwriters in pop music - then it's a great excuse to listen to a lot of fabulous songs and think about which ones you'd like to sing, which artists are key to the story of how a woman's role has changed over the last 60 years and if there are any forgotten gems waiting to be rediscovered.

We spent months agonising - how do you decide which is your favourite Kate Bush song? Can you really do justice to so-and-so or is her style just too distinctively personal? And once you have a wish list who sings which song...! We have picked 26 or so of our favourites to start with - hopefully at least some of them will be yours too.