Our new term begins on September 9th in the Institute in Moniaive. We can only sing for a shorter time at the moment and a tea break isn’t really practical so we sing from 7.30 – to about 9.00 pm.
Our first project is to sing songs to welcome the giant puppet Storm to Dumfries on October 16th. We’ll be on the Plainstanes with SongWave Choir from Castle Douglas singing a selection of songs based on the environment so come and listen.
From there we are hoping to be part of a mass choir gathering for Cop26 in Glasgow at a date yet to be agreed in November.
As indoor concerts aren’t going to happen for the foreseeable future we are hoping to perform outside in as many places as we can find! Our programme will be based on the seasonal Wassail so look out for information about where we’ll be and when.
Under more normal circumstances 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.