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Singing trend sees new choir start in Hope

Singing trend sees new choir start in Hope


A new choir in Hope will offer all the benefits that are making singing one of the hottest trends in recreational activities.

Voice practitioner Alice Robin moved to Nelson from the UK 18 months ago and already has a choir that attracts over 50 people to weekly sessions at The Boathouse. Now she has plans to take the successful formula to Tasman residents with a choir planned for Hope.

Alice believes there are several reasons why community choirs that take all-comers without auditions are so popular.

“These are non-judgemental, inclusive groups, everyone is welcome, and as we are learning by ear, joining in is easy regardless of experience,” she says. ‘I think community choirs are popular because in our hi-tech age people just respond to something that’s simple – getting together with other people in real time to make music.”

Alice adds that singing benefits health via better posture, breathing and circulation.

“Morning singing is especially uplifting and can give you a really good workout – not just for your body but also for your brain,” she says. “I want to encourage anyone who’s at all interested to come along and give it a go.”

The repertoire of songs ranges from pop, soul and gospel to folk and funk, with ethnic songs from around the world as well as the occasional classical piece.

The new community choir will meet weekly on Friday mornings 10am – 12 noon in the Youth Hall at Hope Community Church, Ranzau Road. The first session is on Friday July 25 and is free with no obligation to join up. The ongoing cost is $8 per week prepaid for the whole term or $10 per session. For more information call Alice on 03 553 0448 or alice@leavesofgreen.co.nz . Excellent parking & disabled access.

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