Viva Voices community choir sings a lively mix of pop, rock, easy listening, musicals and songs from around the world. They meet for 10 weeks every term at the United Reformed Church, ending each term with an informal performance in front of family and friends with a collection for a different charity. The charity for summer term was Guide Dogs for the Blind, and so far a total of £1,272 has been raised across all four choirs.
They urgently need more members, so do come along and give singing a try. With a little encouragement and guidance, they’ll help you find your voice, even if you’ve only ever sung in the bathroom! There’s no audition, no need to sing on your own, and you don’t need to be able to read music or have had any previous singing experience – all you need is enthusiasm!
And it is proven that singing is good for you. Singing helps to keep your heart healthy; it’s a great way to keep well because it exercises your heart and lungs. Not only that, but your body produces feel-good hormones called endorphins which rush around your body when you sing.
Autumn term starts on Monday 18th September at 7.30pm. The first session is free, so come along and give it a try.
The choirs are run by local musician Graeme Hopson, who can be contacted on 01284 700 286, or visit: www.vivavoices.com/