Free your voice and make new friends in a relaxed, playful atmosphere…
Singing with others is a great way to have fun and it’s good for you! Music Birds Exeter are a growing, amateur SATB choir (Sopranos, Altos, Tenors, Basses) with between 30-35 members. A typical music bird session will start with a physical and vocal warm-up, getting us to relax into the voice and breathe. We then learn a simple part song or sing a beautiful harmony exercise to get the voices going. After that, we’ll be learning longer songs and arrangements, with the aim to create each evening as a complete experience in itself. The emphasis is on singing as a felt experience and allowing the body to respond to the music, feet tapping, clapping, clicking and movement is all encouraged!
We sing an eclectic mix of music from rock and roll through gospel, motown, country and pop. Most songs are taught by ear so there is no need to read music, but if you do read music or want to learn how, notation is available!
Although the emphasis is on singing with each other as a complete experience in itself, we also open out to do a couple of performances during the year to share what we do with friends and family and raise some money for charity.
Our performances are usually informal and fun, and often come through connections within the choir…this spring term we’re going to be doing something with a ukelele group and hopefully some recording of a song or two for an album project I’m producing.
Join us for a free taster session…
We meet Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm (term time) @ The Ballroom, Exeter Community Centre, 17 St. David’s Hill, Exeter EX4 3RG Tel. (01392) 420549
There are a couple of multi-storey car parks nearby (about 4/5 minutes walk away from the community centre). Mary Archer’s is £2 after 6pm.
Note: car parks are low-level ceilings so NO VANS. In fact, parking vans close to the community centre is pretty much impossible!
Fees: Your first ‘taster’ session is FREE. Our drop-in rate is £6; our subscription/members rate is £5. Please e-mail for details.
Spring Term Starts: 11th January 2017 and runs through to 29th March 2017.
Contact: Rob Carney T. 01364 631103 E. firstname.lastname@example.org
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