CHORLTON SINGS

Chorlton
Sings


LUNCH CHOIR

The Lloyds, 617 Wilbraham Rd, M21 9AN

Wednesday, 12.00pm – 1.30pm

EVENING CHOIR

Chorlton Unitarian Church, Wilbraham Road, M21 9LB

Wednesday, 7.30pm – 9.00pm


The dust has settled, but it’s still sparkling…

Choirs are (finally) having their moment in the sun – the joy of singing together whilst working on self improvement in a relaxed, fun and social environment is what it’s all about. After all, who can deny the ability of music to bring people together, and isn’t that what we are all looking for right now?

With that in mind I would like to present…

CHORLTON SINGS

(and ALTY VOICES – see here)

The brand new all-age, all-ability, all-fun, non-audition, non-stress, community pop choir based in Chorlton.

Before I moved up north to greener (and greyer) pastures I directed four choirs in London – and loved every second of it. I’ve been itching to get back into it and I’m hoping to start with a bang!

As well as indulging in the joy of collective singing I aim to foster healthier singing habits and improve musicality by working on vocal technique, rhythm, pitch and harmony in every rehearsal. My previous choirs have performed songs from The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac to Amy Winehouse and Bruno Mars. Check out some performances below.

You will enjoy a 90 minute weekly rehearsal with unique choral arrangements on a variety of songs, free practice tracks, lyrics, at least two performances a year with ample opportunity to solo and of course lots of fun (don’t worry – they’re not mandatory)!

I’m very excited to finally get a date in the diary! The first session will be half price and there will be a limited number of spaces available so be sure to book your ticket now to secure a spot.

Prices

TASTER SESSION
£5

After this…

Monthly subscription£28.50this works out at £8.50 per session over the year; there is no long-term commitment and you can cancel at any time
Block booking (5-7 sessions)£48.50-66.50at £9.50 per session, if you join midway you can pay for the remainder of that block

Purchase is made via the online shop or with cash/card on the day.

There will be 40 weeks of choir in the year, 39 rehearsal and (at least) 1 performance. It mostly follows the school year, as seen in the calendar below.

If you miss one choir you are welcome to the other one (Lunch/Evening/Alty Voices) in the same week if there is space (just drop me an email beforehand).

COVID-19 policy

I’m sure by now you’ve heard that social distancing measures and masks will no longer by mandatory from 19th July, though track and trace will continue. Whilst this is great for us getting together (and I really can’t wait!), there is still a risk that if one of us has a positive test, the whole choir will have to isolate, which will be very sad indeed! 

With this in mind, for the few first choir sessions, I’ve had the following idea:

1. Continue social distancing during the rehearsal.
2. Wear a mask while moving around and only take off when are you are in a social distanced spot, for singing. You are welcome to keep a mask on during singing, and may prefer a specialised singing mask (I’ve been using one all year).
3. Lateral flow test before the rehearsal, if you have a positive test you can have your ticket fully refunded and come back after the isolation period.

I hope all of this will mean that we can sing through the summer without having to isolate!

Lateral flow kit (free):
www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

Singing mask:
www.singsafeuk.com/shop (cheapest)
www.funkymasks.uk/store/p/singers-masks (funkiest)


She’s brilliant at bringing the people together

'Rose teaches our little choir club once a week. In each session, Roos helps us improve the practical side of singing as well as ensuring everyone is having great time. She’s brilliant at bringing the people together, helping ones (usually me) who needs a little catch-up while she maintains to improve the group’s performance every week. And most importantly, her bright and friendly personality makes her a fantastic lead of our group. Highly recommended.'

Hanae Seida, Choir member

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2020-05-24T15:59:45+00:00

Hanae Seida, Choir member

'Rose teaches our little choir club once a week. In each session, Roos helps us improve the practical side of singing as well as ensuring everyone is having great time. She’s brilliant at bringing the people together, helping ones (usually me) who needs a little catch-up while she maintains to improve the group’s performance every week. And most importantly, her bright and friendly personality makes her a fantastic lead of our group. Highly recommended.'

Rose is a really good music teacher!

'Rose is a really good music teacher! I sang in her choir few times and really liked it! She starts with some breathing exercises which are great for the stomach and the way you will manage the air that you breath in and out when you sing. she also makes us do other exercises that are good before singing. I sang for 10 years in a music school when I was younger and was wondering if I would enjoy a smaller choir but I did as she really takes the time to make sure that everyone got everything right and she makes us sing wonderfully together way before the end on the class.'

Marie Basset, Choir member

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2020-05-24T15:57:11+00:00

Marie Basset, Choir member

'Rose is a really good music teacher! I sang in her choir few times and really liked it! She starts with some breathing exercises which are great for the stomach and the way you will manage the air that you breath in and out when you sing. she also makes us do other exercises that are good before singing. I sang for 10 years in a music school when I was younger and was wondering if I would enjoy a smaller choir but I did as she really takes the time to make sure that everyone got everything right and she makes us sing wonderfully together way before the end on the class.'

the harmonies are beautifully put together

'Rose is a great choir teacher with lots of patience and constructive ways of helping us improve. We have learnt different breathing techniques and warm up exercises and have really improved since the beginning. Roos has had to adapt the songs to our ability and the harmonies are beautifully put together – simple and effective.'

Georgina Jay, Choir member

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2020-05-24T15:55:41+00:00

Georgina Jay, Choir member

'Rose is a great choir teacher with lots of patience and constructive ways of helping us improve. We have learnt different breathing techniques and warm up exercises and have really improved since the beginning. Roos has had to adapt the songs to our ability and the harmonies are beautifully put together – simple and effective.'

You’re a great choir leader with the right energy

'Hey Rose, I meant to say that I really enjoy the choir! You’re a great choir leader with the right energy, enthusiasm and patience.  5 stars for you!  (5 out of 5 that is!)'

Eva Oller, Choir member​

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2020-05-24T15:54:40+00:00

Eva Oller, Choir member​

'Hey Rose, I meant to say that I really enjoy the choir! You’re a great choir leader with the right energy, enthusiasm and patience.  5 stars for you!  (5 out of 5 that is!)'

Singing gives me a much needed injection of energy

'I’ve been a member of The Bridge Choir for three and a half years now, during which time the group has really grown.  I particularly like Rose's “no pressure, no hierarchy” approach. Everyone is given equal chance to shine if they’d like to – or to blend into the masses if they’re less confident (like me!) Singing gives me a much needed injection of energy on a Monday night – there’s a great atmosphere during the classes which spills over into general socialising outside lessons. There’s always someone suggesting a fun activity! I highly recommend the choir for meeting new friends and as a great form of stress relief – something many of us Londoners need!'

Kate

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2020-05-24T15:40:46+00:00

Kate

'I’ve been a member of The Bridge Choir for three and a half years now, during which time the group has really grown.  I particularly like Rose's “no pressure, no hierarchy” approach. Everyone is given equal chance to shine if they’d like to – or to blend into the masses if they’re less confident (like me!) Singing gives me a much needed injection of energy on a Monday night – there’s a great atmosphere during the classes which spills over into general socialising outside lessons. There’s always someone suggesting a fun activity! I highly recommend the choir for meeting new friends and as a great form of stress relief – something many of us Londoners need!'
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