Our aim is to have fun, and learn to sing some songs in harmony.
We learn by ear, which does demand some concentration, but I encourage you to be adventurous as it can be very satisfying when you get something right and hear it sounding so good together.
We need you all to play your part, so sing out – be brave!
We have three or four groups so hopefully you should find a part that is comfortable to sing.
If it feels too high, or too low, then do feel free to move to another group and try that part, or even go round and try them all.
The parts are:
Soprano – the highest bits
Alto and Tenor – where most of us feel comfortable. These can be men or women. If you have a sexy low voice, then please give the tenor part a go, it will sound best if all parts are well represented.
Bass – again can be men or women, and if you fancy these rhythmic and underpinning lines, then feel free to join in an octave above if you prefer.
We start each session with a brief warm-up and usually kick off with an easy song, often a round, which we can learn quickly and get singing in harmony. Then we will go on to learn a new song, or continue practising one we’ve done before. In the short break we have notices and a quick chat, then usually look at another song, and return to the first one to finish off the session.
You can also practice the songs at home as they are on the website.
We aim to have a concert to work to at the end of each term, to show off what we’ve been working on. It isn’t mandatory to join in if you still feel shy, but again, it’s good fun if you can throw off your inhibitions.
We occasionally go off to other singing events and meet up with other choirs. For instance, this year we will be going to Stratford upon Avon for the annual Community Choirs Festival.