Mon, 08 Jan|
Stroud Folk Choir - Start of term/ Returning members session
Join Stroud Folk Choir as we sing rousing shanties, joyous celebration songs, haunting laments and catchy ditties.
Time & Location
08 Jan 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stroud, Stroud GL5 2HZ, UK
About the event
WE ARE NOW FULL FOR SPRING TERM.
There is a short waiting list. If you would like to join the list please head over to the Stroud Folk Choir page where you will find the form to add your name.
There is a plan in the pipeline for a daytime version of Stroud Folk Choir so if you are interested in hearing about that when it goes ahead then please also fill in the form.
Join Stroud Folk Choir as we sing rousing shanties, joyous celebration songs, haunting laments and catchy ditties. Traditional and contemporary folk songs from our own fair isles and from other cultures around the world taught in 3 and 4 part harmony.
There's a place for you in the choir regardless of your singing ability. Whether you're uncertain and need some support from your fellow singers as you learn the songs, or a confident singer who'd like the opportunity to perform a short solo you are welcome here. There are no auditions as we believe singing is for everyone, and through the process of singing together we hone and develop our ears and voices.
Each session begins with a body, breath, voice warm up to prepare ourselves for singing, and we learn by ear in the usual folk tradition, so you don't need to read music. The songs we sing range from simple and easy to learn to ones with more interesting arrangements that we can get our teeth stuck into.
8th January is our termly open session where you can come along and see whether you'd like to join the choir. We'll start learning a new song all together and then the current memebers will sing through a few of our more familiar songs for you to get a feel for what we do. We only have a small amount of spaces for this term so please do get in touch to reserve your place for the open session.
I ask that if you want to join the choir at another point that you check with me first that there is space and that it's the right time to come along. If we are preparing for a gig then it might not be the best time to come for the first time.
The cost is £10 for the open session, and we have a subscription model for people who then want to join, which will be sent out after the first session.