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!!)
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
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!
– Dorian Edwards, Musical Director