Sherwood Tuneless Choir
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Sherwood Tuneless Choir burst into song with a 100 enthusiastic singers on the (rather wet) evening of Tuesday 18th June 2019!
We meet at Sherwood United Reformed Church 1 Edwards Lane Nottingham NG5 3AA on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 8pm to 9.30pm with a break for refreshments.
Dates for 2020 are listed below:
Spring Term 2020 – 6 weeks
- 7th & 21st January
- 4th & 18th February
- 3rd & 17th March
We are lucky to have a good car park and on-street parking nearby. Beware of using the Sherwood Manor car park as it parking charges have just been introduced.
Like all Tuneless Choirs, singers from different backgrounds and all ages will be coming together to enjoy the release of endorphins as they sing popular songs in their own unique ways. No pressure, no judgment, just confidence-boosting fun and a great atmosphere under the direction of Binny Watkins and Mary Hastings.
Binny has set up the choir to be able to continue her Tuneless journey closer to home “I’ve always wanted to join a choir but I can’t sing! I heard about the Tuneless Choir in West Bridgford. I went there, and I absolutely loved it, singing my heart out with a group of people. It was energising, uplifting and great fun. Plus I met some lovely people. Considering I’d been at work all day, then at choir and got home at 10pm, my husband was surprised at how happy and jolly I was.”
We are delighted that Mary has agreed to be our choir leader and when she accepted her new role she said “When I first heard about Tuneless Choirs I realised that it ticked all of my boxes as a positive, accessible experience of music for everyone and I was really interested to learn more. Now I can’t believe I’m lucky enough to be involved in setting up and leading a new Tuneless Choir in Sherwood. It’s going to be hard work, fun, exciting and more fun!
In the past people sang together because it came naturally when going through tough times and the good times were even more enjoyable when shared in song. Recently we’ve lost that habit of singing in groups. After treatment for cancer ten years ago, I benefitted enormously from music and especially from singing alongside other people. The benefits I felt are something I believe are open to everyone through being part of a Tuneless Choir.
In leading the Tuneless Choir in Sherwood I will be using songs with a strong melody that are almost always familiar to people. Tuneless Choir evenings are full of chat, laughter, singing and sociability and getting it ”right” isn’t a requirement – being human and being prepared to have a go are.”