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Come and sing with the MCH community choir

Calling all you secret car singers, singing in the rain or the bathroom singers, whistling over garden fences or warbling as you sit on benches...

From September 2017 MCH+ will be starting a community choir for singers of all ages and abilities. Meeting at Our Zone, Pattens Lane every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month starting from 14 September between 7 -8.30pm. £5 per session payable on the night. Singing lessons will also be available Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 18 September.

This choir is for anyone who enjoys singing or who has always wanted to sing. Each session will include a body, breath and vocal warm up, warm up songs and a sing through bespoke arrangements of popular songs. Tea and coffee will be available but you might want to bring a bottle of water as well. We will be following the Natural Voice Method which means that participants do not require any prior formal musical training.

Current research proves what we have known in our bones for centuries that singing is good for our well-being. Not just singing to sound like someone else or singing to impress talent show judges but singing with some level of abandon, with others in unison or harmony, because it feels good. It’s fun.

The choir is led by Rachel Lowrie BMus, MRCSLT member of the Natural Voice Network and British Voice Association, who currently works as a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in Voice within the Adult Speech and Language Therapy Team at MCH. Prior to this Rachel worked as a peripatetic music teacher for voice and woodwind as well as facilitating community music groups. She has sung in various capacities and formations since childhood and understands voice and song to be a vital component of our lived human experience.

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Community choir leader