Our new term begins with an all day taster session on Sunday February 2nd in the Institute in Moniaive. It starts at 10.30 to 3.30. Please bring lunch to share and bring any friends who might want to try us out.
We then begin our term on Thursday 6th February 7.30 to 9.30 in the Institute in Moniaive. We’ll be deciding concert and term dates this Friday so will send our all finalised dates next week.
The theme of the term is ‘Rise up Singing’ There are two new songs from Bongani Magatyana, one written specifically for the choir called Sweet Community. There’s a number of songs in Scots such as Parcel of Rogues, Freedom Come all ye and Hush Hush. There’s songs from the Civil Rights movement in America with several shorter songs from the Georgia Sea Islands with clapping and stomping! I’m fine tuning and tweaking and trying to record all before our Feb date. I’m really looking forward to this next term ahead. Spread the word and come and join us.
The choir meet to rehearse at Moniaive Institute on Thursday evenings from 7.30 – 9.30pm over two terms: September-January and February–May/June. New starters are welcome during September and February.
We don’t hold auditions and you don’t have to read music but we do ask for enthusiasm and commitment, and a willingness to take part in our concerts. Our aim is to perform without music, so lots of learning, but this results in the members engaging with the audience instead of their scores; a more enjoyable performance for everyone concerned..
Our repertoire is hugely varied, including traditional and modern music from Scotland, England, Europe and America. This year we’ve ranged as far afield as the Ukraine, South America the USA and Yorkshire…
Our songs bring together voices in harmony, sometimes with instruments, often unaccompanied.