Sherwood Tuneless Choir

Sherwood Tuneless Choir will be bursting into song on Tuesday 18th June 2019.

Our venue will be Sherwood United Reformed Church 1 Edwards Lane Nottingham NG5 3AA.  The church is located just off Mansfield Road behind the Sherwood Manor. There is a car park, plus some on-street parking.

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.”

After the launch we’ll meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Doors will open at 7.45pm with sessions running from 8pm  until 9.30pm with a break for refreshments.

On launch night doors will open at 7.30pm with fizz on arrival!  We’ll have cake at the break too.  Please buy a ticket in advance so we can make sure we don’t run out of either!

Newcomers pay £10.00 for their first session which includes registration. After your first session the regular price is £7 for ‘pay as you go’ or you can pay in advance for a term for the equivalent of £5 per session.  So the first term will be £30 for the 6 sessions in July, August and September.

You’re welcome to join us anytime – it doesn’t have to be at the start of a term. It’s a good idea to sign up to our mailing list below, so you’re kept up to date with what’s happening.

Any questions just ask contact Binny

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Mary and Binny outside the United Reformed Church in Sherwood where the choir will be held.

Binny Watkins & Mary Hastings

Binny Watkins & Mary Hastings

Manager & Leader of Sherwood Tuneless Choir