South Holland Singers encourage new members to join Spalding group to make friends and promote wellbeing
A group of singers is keen to encourage new members to join in the new year.
South Holland Singers in Spalding is inviting those who enjoy singing – and who are looking for a new year challenge – to sign up.
A choir spokesman said: “The idea is to encourage people who enjoy singing but have perhaps felt, for a variety of reasons, that choirs aren’t their thing, to give it a go.
“The group is friendly and welcoming.
“There are no auditions and although an ability to read music is an advantage, it is not a requirement.
“Not only can singing regularly improve your general health, it also reduces stress and improves your social life.”
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An informal rehearsal is taking place on Saturday, January 13 to give the choir a try.
The event, a first for the long-established group, will be led by musical director Sam Graper and aims to demonstrate in a relaxed and friendly setting the many benefits of singing with like-minded people.
Admission to the rehearsal – at Spalding Baptist Church Hall in Swan Street, Spalding – is free and refreshments will be served from 2-4pm. The audience will be invited to join in or listen.
Members say that being in the choir helps with making friends, the opportunity to sing different types of music, a sense of well-being and raising of the spirits.
The choir usually meets on Thursday evenings during the autumn and spring terms from 7.30-9.30pm at the Baptist Church.
For more information visit the website www.southhollandsingers.co.uk or visit Facebook page SHS-South Holland Singers.
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