- We resumed after the summer break on Tuesday 6 September.There were 61 singers there including 2 new to the choir and 3 who had not been with us for some time. This is a good time for new singers to join us as we are all learning new songs. Why not give it a try?
- Six songs for choirs by musical director Janet Wood about the heritage of Retford have recently been published as a booklet with a professionally recorded teaching CD containing the vocal parts. See the Roam Around Retford tab for further information. Two of the songs were recently sung in their concert by pupils at St Joseph's Primary School. We hope the children will join us on 10 September when some of us will sing the songs in The Square on Heritage Day.
WHO ARE WE?
We are a lively choir for men and women of all ages who want to sing for pleasure. The choir was formed in September 2012 with the aim of providing opportunities for anyone from the local community to sing, regardless of musical experience, age or background and to meet other singers in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
We sing, unaccompanied and in harmony, a wide variety of songs drawn from folk, pop, gospel and world music - in fact anything with a good harmony. Learning is by listening and repetition using Natural Voice methods www.naturalvoice.net
There is no need to read music and no musical knowledge is required, though if you have some, that’s great. The result is a rich, enthusiastic sound but the emphasis is very much on singing for enjoyment rather than for polished performance.
"A unique singing experience"