It’s the start of a New Year which means ROOTS Community Singers will begin rehearsing a whole new repertoire of songs for the various projects and performances which are already beginning to take shape during the coming months.
ROOTS resumes its practice sessions on Tuesday, 6th January so If you’ve ever thought about joining a choir this represents a great time to give it a try as all the new material will be taught from scratch.
The community choir, which specialises in English and world folk song sung in two, three and four part harmony meet each Tuesday evening in the mobile classroom at Newbold, Coleorton primary school from 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm and welcomes new members.
Musical Director Willow Songsmith, subscribes to the principles of the Natural Voice Practitioners Association which maintains the premise that everyone can sing given the right support and encouragement which is what you will certainly get with ROOTS!
Unlike many of the more formal choirs in the area, ROOTS places the emphasis firmly on fun so each session begins with a short physical warm up and a memory teasing round. Songs are then taught by ear with short phrases of the various parts being sung back after demonstration by the Musical Director. There are no auditions and no one is asked to sing solo unless they want to.
Everyone is encouraged to learn all the parts and once the song has been learnt, choose the part they like the best. This method ensures everyone is kept occupied and stretched and is a very quick way of learning songs.
The first session is free. There after each session is £5. Just turn up at the school or ring Sue 07981 356388