Singing is proven to improve health and well being, so come along and feel uplifted!
Here are some words from a few of our current choir members about their experience in our choir:
“The choir is a little oasis of ‘me-time’ each week, where we can completely forget about the day-to-day stresses we all have in our lives, and immerse ourselves in song. I love the way pieces come together, and enjoy hearing the progression week on week as we work on new songs to add to our repertoire. I love the fact that everyone is welcomed into the choir (I couldn’t pass an audition to save my life!) – And I love the buzz of performing for an audience and being a small part of a much greater whole. I began going to choir because it was something I’d wanted to do for a while, and I wanted to have just one hour in my week where I did something just for myself, but it has become much more than that – a community of friends and a source of pride”
“I had lung cancer 5 years ago and had half a lung removed. My specialist suggested singing as a great exercise for the lungs. I was worried about joining the choir as I can’t read music but the choir are a wonderful group to belong to -I have made new friends and visited new places. Singing gives me an immense feeling of joy and my lungs are getting all the exercise they need into the bargain!!”
“As a busy business woman and mum of two children I wasn’t sure if I would have time to be in the choir. I decided to give it a try on the very first session and I am still a member of the choir 3 years later! I love having something to look forward to every week that is so fun and fulfilling! I feel uplifted and de stressed after every rehearsal and constantly wowed by the amazing sounds we are able to produce. My family love to come and see us perform and I love how proud they are and how they are always so impressed with how we have grown as a choir. I have made lots of amazing new friends and I wouldn’t give up my Thursday night choir for anything – no matter how busy life gets!”
Membership of the Choir is open to all and is without audition, and although sheet music is provided, sight reading is not necessary. We want to welcome as many members as possible however we do currently have a short waiting list. Please contact us to book your free taster session.
Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings during term time, 7.45pm – 9.15pm at the Methodist Hall, Leyburn.
There is a termly subscription of around £36 which is inclusive of all sheet music and fees are payable the first week of each term.