DEVON AND SOMERSET STREET CHOIRS

REGIONAL COMMUNITY SINGING PROJECT FOR 2020



Thanks for your interest in our singing project for Autumn 2020

Circle of Life is a community singing project for West Somerset and South Devon involving four street choirs in Taunton, Minehead, Tiverton and Exeter. Popular songs and anthems reflecting on love, loss, hope and joy.

Amy Winehouse, Adele, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Joni Mitchell, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, Sting, Primal Scream, Lighthouse Family, Radiohead, Annie Lennox etc etc. Also a bit of classical stuff sometimes - light Mozart or perhaps a bit of Karl Jenkins or something similar, plus a little world music influence too.

A celebration of the journey of our lives

You don't need to have sung before to be a part of our choirs - just come along to a rehearsal any time and see if you like it. Most community choirs are not too interested in the technical quality of their singing. Instead we celebrate the way we can use music to bring us together, encourage understanding, build friendships and community ties, helping us feel a little better about ourselves and each other.

If this feels like something you would like to be a part of, or you have been through some difficult times recently and just looking for something new to do, then please give it a go if it feels right at this time. The links below are to facebook groups that you can join to keep up to date with your local street choir - just request to become a member or, if you don't use facebook, email me and I'll put you on the choir email list for updates. nigel@musichealth.co.uk

Tivvy Street Choir meets Mondays at the Rugby Club
Taunton Street Choir meets Tuesdays at the Brewhouse
Minehead Street Choir meets Wednesdays at The Eye
Exeter Street Choir meets Thursdays at City Gate

7 pm to 8.45 pm. Subs are £5 but if money is tight for any reason at all then you just pay what you can afford. Just come along or feel free to email in advance for more information. Whilst we enjoy rehearsing the songs the quality of the final performance is really not that important - just a chance to connect with family and friends and the wider public and have some fun :)

The choirs do other relaxed gigs throughout the year, supporting local charities and events and you can dip in and out as you wish and as other life commitments allow.

There is also a facebook group you can join if you are into social media - singers from all the choirs share songs and thoughts on the project and on life in general.

Here's the email address to get in touch and just say hello initially

nigel@musichealth.co.uk

 

Here's the facebook group you can join if you fancy it


https://www.facebook.com/groups/452073705722055/

 

or just come along on any night and say hello. By the way if you are nervous about coming on your own just say so and we'll arrange for someone to get in touch by email or phone beforehand and then meet you out the front and sit with you for a few rehearsals until you get to know everyone.

This can be really useful - just get in touch and we'll sort it out.

Finally here's something we all recorded last summer, from our First World War show in November 2018, but with video images that helped promote our Planet Earth show in November 2019.

 

(LINK TO YOUTUBE)

 

 

 

PREVIOUS PROJECTS 2018 AND 2019

 


November 2019 - TCAT (Tiverton Community Arts Centre)

 


November 2018 - Raleghs Cross, Exmoor




OTHER CURRENT AND PREVIOUS PROJECTS

 

 

COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Exeter Taunton
Minehead &
Tiverton

VIBES
Singing Music
& Health

Alt Singing
Courses

PAX SINGING
CIRCLES

Reflective
Singing

MUSIC MASH
Fun Music Improvisation for
Festivals

POP VOX
Learning Disabilty
Recording and
Performance

SONG
THERAPY

Online Courses for 2020

Other projects: Minehead Music Improvisation Group : Drumbeatz :
The Dark Side of The Moon Community Arts Project
RETHINK EXETER : twelve week music workshop programme of songwriting and singing HEADWAY TAUNTON and HEADWAY BRIDGWATER : Recreational drumming and singing PARKINSONS UK TAUNTON and PARKINSONS UK NORTH SOMERSET : Music and Singing

ADDRESS

LYDDONS COTTAGE

UPTON SOMERSET

TA4 2JE

CONTACT

Nigel Neill

01398 371291

nigel@musichealth.co.uk

MUSICHEALTH

Community Music

Song Therapy

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