There is always time to find that –You too can sing,
but you just don’t know it yet!
In normal times, if at all interested, you are welcome to join us at our weekly Thursday practices starting at 7pm. We hope these will resume some time later in 2021 at the Radcliffe on Trent Methodist Church, Shelford Road.
We also run occasional singing courses and workshops for newcomers to gain a more formal introduction to Choir singing and for our own members to revise the basics. The last one started in the New Year 2019 and comprised a series of 8 weekly free workshops. Even if you think or have been told that you cannot sing, you will be surprised at what you can achieve with a little training and guidance.
Each participant had a mentor from the same vocal group (Tenor 1, Tenor 2, Baritone or Bass) to ease them into the routine, guide and help answer any questions and arrange transport if needed.
At such courses you and our choir will be learning a number of new songs and newcomers will have their own group sessions as well as joint sessions with the main choir, so that everyone is learning from the same starting point. You will learn how to sing, how to breathe, basic music notation, new songs and the many health benefits of singing as well as the fellowship that is engendered within the choir’s social activities.
You will be taught by our Musical Director Deborah Davies with our piano accompanist Eleonora Babitsky, a Russian trained international pianist in her own right.
The last course resulted in 12 new members joining the Choir, most of whom had not sung before. The course was followed, on 7th March, by a mini concert performed by the Choir, old and new, in front of friends and families and raised £380 for Prostate Cancer Research.
We are a well-established charity organisation that sings for pleasure and to raise money for others. We have sung globally and extensively in the UK*, but there is no obligation to perform in public if you just wish to enjoy singing for singing’s sake.
If you have any questions or want more information about the Choir or future workshops, please join us at Thursday practices or contact via the links/ phone nos on this site or talk to one of our members during a concert interval or afterwards and we will answer your immediate questions. OR see other parts of this website, OR you can contact us via email: ROTMalevoicechoir@outlook.com OR visit our Facebook site: ROTMVC
In 2018 another such training event was held on Saturday March 17th at Lutterell Hall, West Bridgford where these photos were taken.
On that occasion we were happy to welcome 10 visitors who braved the very inclement (snowy) weather; The above photos and following para, from our Media Officer, Bill Hill, gives a flavor of this event:-
The 2018 Singing Workshop, held in West Bridgford, was an interesting experience for existing choir members and new attendees. Throughout the course of the morning and afternoon (warmly ensconced in the Lutterell Hall whilst the snow swirled around the streets outside), we were shown how current research evidence supports the assertion that singing has many health benefits as well as being a welcome social gathering. Following the science, exercises were undertaken to raise awareness of rhythm, harmony and melody. After the audience practiced a number of songs to put this into practice, a demonstration of the choir’s capabilities with a small set of the choir’s large repertoire was provided, before we all set out again into the cold and snowy afternoon.