We offer exceptional workshops in singing for people of all levels of confidence, ability and musical knowledge. Contrary to popular belief, experience tells us that it is not great singers that make a great sound in a group, but individual qualities such as enthusiasm, listening ability, sensitivity and warmth to others. These are essential qualities for any team, and using singing as a team-building activity fosters deep connectivity. Singing opens the chest and heart, improves respiration and oxygen, produces endorphins and increases confidence.
“On several occasions I have worked with groups that are very tense and unable to tune to one another, regardless of their ability. After relaxation exercises such as laughter, other icebreakers and a small amount of physical contact with each other, suddenly an incredible and harmonious sound pours forth. People constantly declare that they cannot sing and that I have NEVER heard anyone as bad as they are. Yet I have not met a single person who doesn’t improve or cannot join in in a way that is satisfying to themselves and to the group. If you have a voice and you are relaxed, you can sing. I enjoy a lot of banter with the groups as we learn. As with anything, it is simply a matter of practice. I challenge you to challenge me! Bring me into your workplace or community group: not only is it excellent for your physical, emotional and mental wellbeing, you might just have the time of your life!” Charlotte Eaton, choir director
- no auditions
- songs from all over the world in 3 & 4 part harmonies
- no experience necessary
- learn by ear
- challenge yourself
- relax, laugh and enjoy the benefits of stress-relief
- meet people
- take home a CD with your parts on it
Times and locations:
PARK LIFE SINGERS www.parklifesingers.co.uk
NW LONDON: Queens Park: Next dates: Monday 13th January to Monday 31st March 2014. Half term: Monday 17th February 2014. This term also includes participation in the London Sangerstevne (Choirs Festival) 10th/11th May.
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Location: The Salusbury Rooms, Salusbury School, Salusbury Road, London NW6 6RG. Fully accessible.
SINGING IN THE CITY www.singinginthecity.co.uk
CENTRAL LONDON: City of London: Next dates: Wednesday 15th January to Wednesday 2nd April 2014. Half term: Wednesday 19th February 2014. This term also includes participation in the London Sangerstevne (Choirs Festival) 10th/11th May.
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Location: Church of St Botolph’s Without Aldersgate, EC1A 4EU
Both choirs are not-for-profit community choirs, run by their members for their members. Prepare to laugh, make friends and connections and produce a magical sound.
Fees: full rates and concession rates available. Fees are dependent on the number of choir members. Guideline fees would be £8 per 2 hour session full price, and £5 per session concessions. Please talk to us if you can only afford a smaller contribution, this is not a problem.
Contact us to find out about taking part and prices. We do offer concession rates, and the first session is free – come and try it with no obligation. Contact us for more choirs in London, one-off workshops or to make a booking.
No music-reading required: improve your aural skills and connect to the group through learning the music by rote, and take home a CD of the term’s songs or access them online. Sessions include repertoire from all over the world in 3 and 4 part harmonies and a break for tea and chat. There are informal performances at the end of each term to support the choir’s progress, deepen the shared experience with one another and to show friends and family what you have been working on.
No auditions, nothing to fear, and everyone improves throughout the term. Didn’t know you could sing? Guess what – you can!
Concerts are free and open to all
Monday 31st March 2014, London NW6 venue tbc
Wednesday 2nd April 2014 London EC1V venue tbc
Playful and uplifting group of amateur singers sing songs from all over the world in beautiful 3 & 4 part harmonies. We work to create a lot of warmth and deep connection to one another, and the concerts are a real pleasure to listen to and take part in.