What comes to mind for you when you hear the word ‘choir’? Massed ranks of identically clad singers in a️ Church like setting belting out Handel’s ‘Messiah’; a Male Voice Choir with their booming voices and sweet harmonies; maybe a Gospel choir with their fantastic rhythms and fabulous soloists; a barbershop quartet; church; Gareth Malone; school. Any of these are perfectly normal. And the betting is that the vast majority of these you only see on television. Unsurprisingly, these all tend to be rather good and make one think that ‘I could never do that’. However, the reality is that all choirs are equal, although as George Orwell might put it, ‘some choirs are more equal than others’. For example, you wouldn’t expect to rock up at the SRA of a weekend and expect to see Premier League quality football ( although some of the players might disagree with me on that one).
So it is with the Yorkshire Wolds Community Choir. Our objective is to have fun singing whilst raising money for local good causes. We have no pretensions to match The Kingdom Choir of (ex?) royal wedding fame. We have a wide ranging repertoire - I believe the term is eclectic - to suit everyone’s taste and we never hold auditions. It doesn’t matter to us if you don’t read music, have never sung in a choir before and don’t think you are particularly tuneful. Everyone can sing to some degree or other, believe it or not.
Singing harmonies is definitely challenging, particularly if you are only used to singing in unison in the church choir or accompanying your favourite artiste in the shower. However, it is a skill that can be learned with but a little effort. We have a fabulous website and some great supporting tools to help you. And it only costs £2 a week - absolute bargain!
So, if you have ever thought that you would like to be part of something fun, would like to meet new friends whilst helping local charities, why not give it a go? We have had a tremendous influx of new members over the last few weeks, so there is no need to feel intimidated.
Drop Fiona a message firstname.lastname@example.org ring her on 07984 657071. We meet at the SRA on Rotsea Lane, Hutton from 7.30-9.00 pm on a Monday evening. Afterwards, tea and coffee are available and the bar is open to reward ourselves for all our hard work.
You will be assured of a warm welcome and we hope to see you there.