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Free singing taster session with The Apple County Chorus

Author: Cherry Pullinger Published: 17th March 2016 13:06
 SOMERSET ladies with a passion for singing are being invited to a free taster singing session with The Apple County Chorus next month (April, 2016).

The Apple County Chorus is hosting the session at the Temple Methodist Church Hall in Taunton on Thursday, April 14 from 7.45pm until 9pm.

Angela Barber, Chorus Secretary, said: “If any ladies out there enjoy singing, even if only in the car or the shower, then they should definitely consider coming along to our free taster singing session. Several of our singers have found their voices again having not sung in some cases since school.
 
“We’re always on the lookout for new singers and the session will allow anyone interested to come along, meet the chorus and see if being a part of the group is for them. The session will include a group warm up, vocal work and we’ll be learning some new music too.”

The Apple County Chorus is part of the worldwide singing organisation for women, Sweet Adelines International, and was formed in 1984 - the first ladies barbershop chorus in Somerset.
 
The group is made up of women of all ages and occupations who are drawn together through a passion for singing. It regularly performs at charity events, shows and functions across the Somerset area.
 
The chorus is fortunate to have both a director and assistant director certified via Sweet Adelines International to teach vocal coaching and stage craft. The group performs songs from the 1920s through to the modern day and rehearses every Thursday evening at the Temple Methodist Church Hall.
 
Unlike most styles of Choral singing, The Apple County Chorus’ songs are arranged in four-part unaccompanied harmony in the Acapella or ‘barbershop’ style. It uses a variety of methods to learn.

Angela added: “This is a great opportunity for any ladies looking to meet new people and take up a new activity. All we ask is that potential members be able to hold a tune and learn their parts by heart. Being able to read sheet music is not essential.”

The free taster singing session will take place at the Temple Methodist Church Hall on Upper High Street in Taunton on Thursday, April 14 from 7.45pm until 9pm.

For more information, please call 01823 442453, visit www.applecountychorus.co.uk or log on to www.goo.gl/wRtDQ7.
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