If you have ever thought you’d like to try singing again, or maybe for the first time, South Newington Singers is a great place to come. We meet on Saturday mornings, in term times, from 10.30 – 12.00.
At the moment, there are around 15-20 of us singing each week, in the different voice parts of soprano, alto, tenor and bass. We have a professional conductor, Stuart Dunlop, who lives in the village and is Director of Music at the UEA but who also very kindly leads the choir on Saturday morning. We also have Kieron Galliard, our professional, piano accompanist.
We generally work on four or five short, very different pieces, ranging from the traditional style of church music to modern pieces by people like Leonard Cohen, Bernstein, and Ellington. Although some of us can read music, it’s not necessary to be able to do so to come along and sing with us.
What we all enjoy is the focus and concentration that comes from singing, the goose bumps of pleasure when we sing well together and the sociability of being part of a small choral group. We’re not singing huge works, just lovely music selected by Stuart that suits our skills and gladdens our hearts! Sounds cheesy but it seems to be true. Each term – we give some sort of ‘performance’, usually in the village church, with a very supportive audience.
Do come along and give it a try, no obligation! We have members who live in South Newington but there are others from Bloxham, Duns Tew, Charlbury, Chipping Norton and beyond! Each session costs £5.00, which is good value for an hour and a half of what one newcomer described as “a surprising amount of laughter.”
Everyone is very welcome
For further details please contact Elizabeth Wheeldon on 07831 612123 or email [email protected]