Nottingham based music education charity, Music for Everyone, is recruiting for singers to join their daytime choir in West Bridgford. Especially designed for singers of all abilities and experience, the choir rehearse on a Tuesday afternoon from 2pm – 4pm at West Bridgford Baptist Church.
When asked about the kind of members that they are looking for, conductor Angela Kay, who has recently been honoured with an MBE for her services to music, said, “We welcome everyone. All that’s required is a love of singing and a sense of fun. I am really looking forward to our first session – I have some exciting repertoire planned. We will be singing some fabulous songs from classics to musicals, jazz to pop – something for all tastes”. This is one of four daytime choirs ran by Music for Everyone. Other groups rehearse and perform in Wollaton, Sherwood and Southwell.
Member Mary Stokes talks of her experience of singing with Daytime Voices “I went into the first rehearsal in trepidation as I thought I couldn’t sing in tune. When I arrived it was a relief to find that everyone was friendly and welcoming and they soon put me at ease. Singing with a large group has been a great experience for me. When you are together and you sing, it makes you feel good inside. I have been with the choir for 6 years now and believe I have improved!” When asked why the group is so good, Mary added “I love being a part of it as it is a really relaxed atmosphere and we seem to do as much laughing as we do singing! I have made some great friendships and the whole world of music has opened up in a way that it hadn’t before.”
So is Music for Everyone’s aim to get everyone in Nottingham Singing? Angela Kay of Newark, founder and Artistic Director of Music for Everyone for the past 30 years exclaimed “Let’s hope so, we started with just one group in 1983 and now we have numerous choirs and other ensembles rehearsing and performing all over the city and county, so who knows!”
Anyone in joining Daytime Voices can try out a session for free on Tuesday 29th April at West Bridgford Baptist Church (2pm – 4pm). For more information contact Music for Everyone on 0115 9589312 email [email protected] or visit their website www.music-for-everyone.org