Singing Is Good For You
So say all the experts and members of the Flintham Community Choir agree. Singing is good for your physical and emotional health, it’s a great way to make new friends and it gives a lot of pleasure to both singers and audiences.
The Community Choir was founded in 2017 to sing at Flintham’s first SeptemberFest. About 30 people aged from 5 to 95 years old from all parts of the parish sang a medley of songs from the 1960s in 3-part harmonies. Somewhat surprised by how much the audience enjoyed the performance, the community choir decided to continue.
Since then the choir has performed Christmas songs around the parish and at Flintham Hall after church carol services. The choir reached the finals of a talent competition in 2018, and has worked in partnership with the Flintham Museum by singing at a recreation of a 1919 Peace Day commemoration, and with the primary school at their Summer Fair.
It costs about £300 to buy three songs including online support and to pay for rehearsal space, so to help offset the cost adult choir members pay £10 per project. Rehearsals for a project may take four-six weeks depending on the complexity of the songs. There’s no need to be able to read music and we don’t hold auditions because we reckon that everyone can enjoy singing. So, why not give it a go?
The Community Choir’s first concert takes place on Saturday 18 May, 5:00pm in the church. Tickets are £5 each available at the community shop, the school, the Boot & Shoe or from choir members. Details of joining the choir will be available at the concert.