Why not join us to sing for sheer pleasure with Calder Valley Voices? We welcome newcomers and old friends on Thursdays at 7.15 p.m. in the Methodist Church Hall at the junction of Hebble End and Market Street, Hebden Bridge. There’s a map at the bottom of this page. Anyone can come for a taster session on a Thursday evening.
We don’t have auditions and believe that anyone can sing. As a community choir, we are sometimes invited to sing at public events but that’s the icing on the cake. Part of the enjoyment comes from an improved sense of well-being: you can arrive stressed and tired from your hard day but singing helps you breathe better and feel calmer.
Our musical director Carol Donaldson starts us off with warm-up movements and sound-making exercises. Soon we’re singing in harmonies and it’s tea break and where did the time go?
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’. Members can also benefit from various workshops either hosted by us or other choirs, and which many of us frequently attend. It’s a great way to meet other singers from around the country!
We find it works best if new members join during the first 2 weeks of the term (that way we all start learning new songs together).
We pay our subs according to one of three bands each half-term for a set number of 2-hour sessions.
If you want to know more, come along for a taster session, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give Angela Barrs a call on 01422 843321 for Calder Valley Voices enquiries. See you soon!
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