Welcome to the singhealthychoirs website. Please take a look around and find out for yourself if one of our choirs may be what you are looking for. Better still; come along to one of our choir sessions free of charge and experience for yourself why singing in a mixed age group choir is a good idea. There are no auditions, no musical knowledge required and definitely no pressure. Ours are known as “Open Access Choirs” and are available to anyone over the age of 18. Choirs can seem comfortable, middle-aged and the ultimate in conformity, yet so much more going on behind the singing, the social atmosphere and the fun. A choir has been described as – “ A group of people giving themselves permission to politely scream in public – and in doing so making themselves feel amazing.” That’s a pretty good description and it’s available to people of all ages – young and old. People like you….Find out how to join
We do try hard to get the balance right between developing our singing and choral style and having a good time each and every time we sing and meet together. All our choirs are social as well as musical activities and we don’t forget that you give up your leisure time to join us. One way we re-enforce the social aspect is by ensuring that every rehearsal has time for all choir members to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a good chat together. Our Musical Director is pretty insistent that a cup of tea and biscuit is available at every rehearsal (probably because he is desperate for one himself and won’t drink alone!!)It's easy to join!
There is so much evidence that singing is good for your health and wellbeing. I would invite you to look at some of the articles we have in Choirmasters Corner where you will find a wealth of information on exactly how you can benefit from being part of a choir. It would be lovely if you chose to sing with us, but we feel so passionately about the health benefits of singing that we would urge you to find the right choir for you, even if, heavens above, you don’t choose us. Choosing the right choir is more than just the songs they sing however, it really is how comfortable you feel, how welcomed you are made. We sing a wide range of music from old classics to modern popular music. We have a choirmaster who is an accomplished singer, but he never leads a song, preferring to have soloists from within the choir where needed. As he says himself “This choir is not the backing group for his voice. It’s their choir – the singers are the ones who matter.”Come join us!
Come Join UsIf you have made the decision to join a choir, there are some things to consider before deciding which group to join. Among these is the music they sing and perform, the day they rehearse, whether they require an audition, or if reading music is important. For some it may be cost or if the choir raise money for different charities and good causes. At singhealthychoirs we believe that our groups are great social activities, as well as places where making good music can be fun and rewarding. Our choirs are places where no judgements are made, for we believe if you can speak, you can sing. All it takes is a real desire to give it a go and come along and join with people who have made the same decisions you are now considering. The first step is to complete the interest form (shown here) and we will let you know which choir is closest to you. You can then come along for a free session and judge for yourself if we are the sort of group you are looking for. There is also a ‘Get in touch’ box to the right to send us a message if you have any questions right now. In a world where promises can come cheap, we can honestly assure you of a warm welcome with some lovely people who really just want to sing and perform and enrich their lives through the power of singing. Everything about singhealthychoirs is based on ‘inclusivity’ and value for money. No one is turned away and every encouragement is given to ensuring you gain the maximum benefit from the decisions you make. So come and take the first step and Release the Power of Singing….
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“I always lacked confidence, but singing has made such a difference to me in both my working and social life”
“They told me at school I couldn’t sing and I believed that until I was 40. Since I have joined the choir I have found I can sing and have even performed a solo. I should have joined one much sooner!”
“My doctor is amazed as to how I have improved since I joined the choir. My breathing, my attitude and my outlook have all benefitted from singing with the choir”
“Whatever the pressures of work or life, I never miss choir for there I am able to be myself and the singing helps the worries or concerns of life melt away”
“Singing is better than sex”
“I love the music, the money we raise of charity, the people and the buzz that choir brings”
“If you are thinking about joining a choir, come and see us. You won’t regret it”
“I come from a family of singers, but here at singhealthychoirs I am meeting people who show simple joy at singing together. It’s simply fantastic”
“Choir is my time in the week. It has helped me be much more confident with my children and family and we now sing all together in the car. My children know the songs my choir sing as well as me”
“At singhealthychoirs we believe that the music we make comes from deep within ourselves. We might not be rock stars or opera divas, folk icons or blues giants - we are individuals singing together free from pressure, judgement or opinion. Singing like ourselves, for ourselves being the best we can be”
– Dorian Edwards, Musical Director