Chesterfield Tuneless Choir – SEEKING A CHOIR LEADER
Amanda Higginbotham is looking to set up a Tuneless Choir in Chesterfield. Amanda loves singing but admits she doesn’t have a tuneful voice. Her chorister mother told her she had “a voice like a foghorn” and her family and friends cringe and cover their ears when she exercises her vocal chords.
She says “Tuneless Choirs are for anyone who wants to enjoy group singing without the need to worry what they sound like. I visited one in the Beeston area of Nottingham and loved that there is no pressure and no judgement.
“I thoroughly enjoyed belting out some great tunes without worrying what everyone else thought – definitely a first for me! It was such an uplifting experience I would absolutely love to have a Tuneless Choir in the local area. I am so keen to do this that I’m happy to help organise the choir so the Choir Leader can focus on the music.”
Amanda is hoping to run the choir on Wednesday evenings, weekly during Derbyshire school term times with breaks for half term holidays. The choir will be based at the historic Elder Yard Unitarian Chapel, Elder Way, Chesterfield, S40 1UR but will welcome people of all religions and none. It will start as soon as a suitable choir leader is found.
Bernie Bracha, Leader of the first Tuneless Choir said “Being a Tuneless Choir Leader is extremely rewarding for those who wish to share their passion for singing with those who can’t sing but really want to! It’s a case of being able to lead the choir in a variety of warm-ups, and popular songs which we tend to sing in unison. We don’t prescribe what songs you sing but give suggestions as to what works well at our choir, and let you and your choir decide. We started with Abba, Queen, The Monkees but have a wide range of Tuneless favourites now.”
Anyone interested in leading the choir is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a chat with Bernie Bracha for more information about this opportunity.
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