South Lakeland Tuneless Choir
South Lakeland Tuneless Choir, based in Milnthorpe, launched into song on the morning of Tuesday 9th January.
Like all Tuneless Choirs, the emphasis is on “singing like no one is listening” with everyone able to use their voices however they wish with no worries and definitely no auditions! If you’ve been told you can’t sing in tune, or know you lack the ability, practice or confidence to do so, this is the choir for you. We sing popular songs so you’re likely to know how many of them go.
The choir is run by Milnthorpe residents Ian and Tracie Penwarden-Allan. Well-known locally as musicians, teachers and conductors of Arnside Choral Society, K Shoes Male Voice Choir, OttoVoce Ladies’ Choir and The Milli Youth Choir, Tracie and Ian often meet people who won’t join a choir because they believe that they can’t sing. Ian and Tracie immediately sought to create a safe space whereby those who couldn’t sing can now sing loudly and proudly without fear of being judged!
The choir meets at St Thomas’s Church, Milnthorpe, LA7 7QJ, every Tuesday morning except those immediately following a Bank Holiday Monday. It runs from 10.30am to 12 noon, with a break for tea/coffee and biscuits and the occasional cake.