Singing Courses/Workshops

There is still time to find that –You too can sing,
but you just don’t know it yet!

To demonstrate this we run occasional singing courses and workshops for newcomers to gain  an introduction to Choir singing and for our own members to revise  the basics.  The current  one started in the New Year,    and comprises a series of 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.

The next two of these weekly sessions are on  21st & 28th Feb. followed by, on 7th March, a mini concert by participants at the Methodist Church, Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent, NG12 2AG. Starting time is 7:00 pm.

Each participant will have a mentor from the same vocal group (Tenor 1, Tenor 2, Baritone or Bass) to ease you into the routine, guide and help you, answer any questions and arrange transport if needed.

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.

The last session of the course, on 7th March, will be an informal concert in aid of Prostate Cancer Research in front of friends and families and this will be a whole choir performance.

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 esteemed Musical Director Dr Michael Bonshor,  author, lecturer and former singer, and our Assistant MD Deborah  Davies with our piano accompanist  Eleonora Babitsky, an international pianist in her own right.

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 workshop, please 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:  OR visit our Facebook site:  ROTMVC

Our last such event was held on Saturday March 17th 2018 at Lutterell Hall, West Bridgford from 10.15 am – 4pm.

We were happy to welcome 10 visitors who braved the very inclemant weather;  The above photos and following para, from our Media Officer, Bill Hill, gives a flavour 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.