Chesterfield Tuneless Choir
Chesterfield Tuneless Choir burst into song in January 2018.
The choir is based at the historic Elder Yard Unitarian Chapel, Elder Way, Chesterfield, S40 1UR but welcomes people of all religions and none, and sings a wide range of popular songs, everything from old crooners to Adele, via classics from the likes of Abba and Queen.
The choir was set up by Amanda Higginbotham and is led by Karen Cook. 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. Karen Cook is a music teacher in schools and runs a couple of other singing groups.
The choir meets on Wednesday evenings, weekly during Derbyshire school term times with breaks for half term holidays. It starts at 7.45pm and goes on until 9.15pm with a break for drinks and biscuits.
- Term 1 (5 sessions): January 15th, 22nd & 29th (2nd Birthday Party – awards & requests; cake & fizz); February 5th & 12th – half term February 19th
- Term 2 (5 sessions): February 26th; March 4th, 18th & 25th; April 1st (Karen’s 60th Birthday Bash) – holiday March 11th; Easter Holidays April 8th & 15th.
- Term 3 (5 sessions): April 22nd & 29th; May 6th, 13th & 20th – half term May 27th
- Term 4 (7 sessions): June 3rd, 10th & 24th; July 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd – holiday June 17th