OPEN VOICE Community Choir (South Manchester)
Open Voice is an friendly open choir of about 50 members. We sing songs from all over the world in a capella harmony. Occasional gigs but no pressure to perform.
We sing at Community events, charities, for causes and in protest.
- No experience necessary!
- Whether you are a seasoned singer or you only sing in the bath …
- Sing in harmony – songs from all over the world -African, Eastern European. Songs of protest, freedom, songs to uplift.
- Relax, unwind & let it all hang out, in a friendly, warm, fun atmosphere.
WHEN? Wednesday eves at 7:30 -9pm, term time. Term starts back on Sept 7th '16 but you can drop in any term week
WHERE? The beautiful old St Margaret's church, corner of Rufford Rd/Whalley Rd, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8AE
COST? Pay per half term (cheaper) or can just drop in any evening for £5. Concessions too. We sing at Community events, charities, for causes and in protest.
Any money we get for paid gigs goes to Duncan Gibbon's charities - A street shelter for children in San Luis, Argentina and the World Land Trust, specifically to save rainforest in Argentina. Duncan Gibbon was my son's best friend -a fabulous young man of extraordinary kindness, confidence and charisma, who died in an accident over the 2010 Xmas period aged 21. These causes are all close to his heart.
'You can because you think you can' Duncan Gibbon
Our CD is now out - all money raised from CD sales to go to these great causes!
Here's one of the tracks from the CD at bottom of this page, with details of how to order a copy here http://www.thegibbons.eu/Duncan/110112CharitiesPage.html
WREXHAM COMMUNITY CHOIR
Wendy Paintsil and I launched Wrexham Community Choir 10th Jan 2012.
The choir has 100 members with people of all ages, cultures, abilities and walks of life coming every week.
Choir meet every Tuesday term time from 7:30pm-9:30pm at Wrexham Methodist Church
We have been to Poland as a choir, worked with fabulous South African singers Africa Entsha and will continue to do exciting projects with fabulous artistes. Here are us performing with Africa Entsha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbvyf4d0fm8
Wrexham is my home town and I'm thrilled I now have an excuse to go there more often - tea at my folks every week!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
CALDER VALLEY VOICES
CALDER VALLEY VOICES
I'm choral Director for Calder Valley Voices, based in Hebden Bridge. A 50 strong choir open for anyone to join.Our central aims are to ‘learn, practise and perform songs from the world-wide community singing tradition, including songs of peace, freedom, struggle and liberation’.
Please go to http://www.caldervalleyvoices.org.uk/
for more info
Conducting 1,000 voices - National Street Choir 2014, hosted by Calder Valley Voices
I run singing workshops all over the country, ranging from an afternoon to a weekend. From terrifed beginners to more musically challenging workshops for advanced singers and everything in between. Singing songs from Africa, Eastern Europe, Musical theatre, pop, songs to uplift, soothe the spirit.
We all have a voice, but are often too shy to use it. I work using fun techniques to set the natural voice free.
I have run the singing workshops at One World Camp every year for 10 years now.
'Carol liberates the voice for so many people -what an uplifting experience to sing in her choir!' Jenny Pepper, One World participant.
'Carol's workshops are always fun!' Ros Bellamy, One World participant
'Carol is an absolutely stunning teacher, full of energy, humour and superb musical ability' Andy Mapplebeck, Ipswich
'It's so rare to find a choir teacher that is so powerful, energetic, musical and beautiful. Carol brings so many voices together with so much love its overwhelming. It was a fantastic experience and I hope to go through it again soon' Beatriz Cabecadas, Portugal.
(Thank you so much for your comments!)
You can contact me to arrange a singing workshop in your area.
Other singing projects
My other choirs include the wonderful 'Melody Macs' for Macmillans at Trafford Hospital -this is open to anyone with any connection to MacMillan's Cancer care whether as a patient, a volunteer, a family member. We meet every other Thursday lunchtime 12:45 -1:45.
I have recently started working with the Stroke Association, creating a Manchester choir.http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/folk-musician-finds-voice-again-8062156