Solent Tuneless Choir

Solent Tuneless Choir will launch on Tuesday 9th May 2017, at the hall at Holy Rood Church Centre, Gosport Road, Stubbington, Fareham, PO14 2AS. Choir sessions will be held weekly every Tuesday from 7.30pm until 9pm during school term times.

Like all Tuneless Choirs, the aim will be to allow people to enjoy group singing without the need to worry what they sound like.  We literally will be “singing like no one is listening” – it’s incredibly liberating, especially if you’ve ever been told to stop singing. Join in wholeheartedly and your endorphins will start flowing.  These are the brain’s feel-good chemicals – the name is short for “endogenous morphine” – and the reason why singing with others has been shown to increase life satisfaction.  

The choir has been set up by Maureen McCallum, who is known as “Mo”.  At school she was told she wasn’t good enough to join the choir.  She visited her friends who run the Sutton Coldfield Tuneless Choir and decided she wanted to set one up in the area as she just wants to sing.

Former Royal Marine Jon Booth will lead the choir.  Jon believes passionately that music should be enjoyed by everyone, without judgement.  By day Jon is a music therapist in two schools.  He also teaches piano and woodwind.

Mo and Jon hope you can make it along to the launch night. Please book tickets so they know how many to cater for:

Ongoing, all newcomers pay £10 for their first session, including registration with the choir, without the benefit of the glass of wine offered on the launch night!  The regular price is £7 if you attend the choir on an ad hoc basis, as some people choose to do. You can pay in advance for a term for the equivalent of £5 per session – the first term with consist of 8 sessions from 16th May to 11th July (skipping 30th May half term) for the price of £40.  Refreshments are included each time.

Contact us by emailing or calling Mo on 07854 407579.

If you can’t make it to the first few sessions, then subscribing to our mailing list will keep you up to date with our plans.

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Mo and Jon visiting the Red Lion

Introducing ourselves to the staff and customers of The Red Lion, which is very near our venue.

Mo McCallum and Jon Booth

Mo McCallum and Jon Booth

Solent Tuneless Choir Manager and Leader

Holy Rood Church.  The car park is on the left, with the hall round the back.