If you’ve ever thought about joining a choir now is your chance!
Wessex Male Choir is welcoming new recruits to an open rehearsal where anyone interested in joining is welcome to come along, meet the guys and find out more about the choir.
The open rehearsal will take place at the Church of Christ the Servant in Abbey Meads Village Centre, Swindon (conveniently located next to the Abbey Meads pub!) on Tuesday 8 September between 7.30 and 9.30pm.
For the past eight years the choir has grown in size from 25 choristers to around 50 members and it is eager to grow further in 2009. The choir’s varied and entertaining repertoire has something for everyone with pieces from Sinatra to Schubert, McFly to Lloyd Webber and opera to barbershop!
Rob Elliott, musical director says, “We’re an extremely welcoming group and there is plenty of joviality and humour – when we’re not concentrating on the singing, of course! Rehearsals are always followed by a trip to the pub, so there’s the chance to socialise and relax.
“We perform a number of fantastic concerts throughout the year which provides a great sense of achievement. And, of course, there is always the traditional ‘Afterglow’ where we find somewhere for a few drinks and often end up singing our favourite songs again!
“We are mindful of the need for a work/life balance, so we limit the amount of performances per year, and take a well-earned eight week break in the summer. This isn’t your traditional ‘stuffy’ choir either – we have members of all ages, from 16 to 70+!”
Anyone who is just interested in finding out what it’s all about is encouraged to come along to the open rehearsal. There’s no need to have any singing experience, or even read music – it really is open to all.
Anyone interested in coming along can contact membership secretary, Andy Marshall on 01793 704913 / 07990972221, by e-mail at email@example.com or simply turn up on the night!
About Wessex Male Choir
Wessex Male Choir was founded by musical director Robert Elliott in September 2001. The choir has a reputation for its professionalism, entertaining and varied repertoire, and charity support.
Its patron is Aled Jones and in the past few years the choir has performed at some fantastic venues including the Central Hall in Westminster, the Eden Project and has even sung its way around the London Marathon!