· Totally inclusive (in fact, we're SINGCLUSIVE!)
· No scary auditions!
· No experience needed!
· No music-reading skills required!
· Gospel, pop, rock, folk and musicals!
· Music, friendship and wellbeing!
Venue: York House Centre, Stony Stratford, MK
Day: Tuesdays during term time from September 7th 2021
Fees: £8.00 a week, billed bi-monthly. See our FAQs.
Everyone gets a FREE taster session so sign up today!
If you would like to register for this choir, then please click the link below for all the details and fill in the contact form. We’ll be in touch with all your joining information!
The car park at the front of the building accommodates 15 cars plus 2 disabled access spaces (for cars displaying a valid blue badge).
In the event of the car park being full, please find alternative parking – at the Hawkins Close FREE car park slightly further down London Road (MK11 1LT), which is a 2 minute walk from the centre.
MK11 1JQ, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
Hi! I was born in Zambia and spent my childhood in Africa and Saudi Arabia; one of six girls, my family seemed to spend a lot of time in the car, driving across Kenya or the desert sands of Arabia, or even along the motorways of England, on trips to visit relatives. This was, of course, in the days before iPads and phones and so we had to entertain ourselves – and we did this by singing, for hours and hours on end, rounds and madrigals, operas and girl guide songs, nursery rhymes and oratorios, and I have loved singing ever since!
My formal musical training and much of my work life has been as a freelance violinist, which has included playing for Australian Opera, the Paris Opera Ballet and with symphony and pops orchestras. I’ve played in string quartets, and as a session player for musicians as diverse as Burt Bacharach and Tim Minchin, but I find that conducting choirs - facilitating the growth of confidence and a love of singing in one’s fellows – can be one of the most rewarding musical experiences out there!
After moving to England in 2015, I started an informal women’s singing group which quickly morphed into a choir which, pre-covid, gave four formal concerts a year as well as singing at various events – art gallery openings, weddings, funerals, Christmas tree sing-a-longs and soirees - throughout the year, raising several thousand pounds for local charities. It also generated a men’s choir and a work choir at the local doctor’s surgery and we were all able to come together to sing before the pandemic started.
Over the last year or so, we have managed to keep going online and gave a successful virtual concert at Christmas. I have also been running monthly online vocal workshops for people who have been isolated and wanted to blow away the cobwebs and get singing – many people found that they were less self conscious about singing this way and want to continue even now lockdown is coming to an end!