Your MCSC Committee; David, Miriam, Val, and Jacquie, with Sally (our Musical Director), and Paul (our accompanist), are delighted to tell you of Covid-safe singing sessions re-starting in the Trinity Church on the evening of Wednesday 1st September 2021.
Entry is by the side door from 6.15pm. Warm-up exercises and singing starts from 6.30pm – finishing at 8.30pm. We are a ‘pay-as-you-go’ choir, with weekly subs of £4.00 per head. We don’t have auditions for new starters, and we don’t read music. There’s no joining fee, as we meet together to sing for the fun of it. We meet for 48 weeks of the year, not just in term-time. Be welcome everyone.
Community Can’t Sing Choir was set up in September 2016 with a grant provided by the Healthy Fenland Fund. It is a prototype Community Choir for increasing the well-being of local inhabitants through the well-established benefits of community singing.
David, Val, Jacqui and Miriam.
Based in March, Cambridgeshire, the choir has continued to grow with an elected committee to manage the Choir as a non-profit making group, with the unwavering direction of Sally Rose and Paul Hayward of Back Two .
We are not a formal SATB choir, but use a ‘pay-as-you-go’ format with no membership fee. Additionally, there is no audition and no need to read music. We choose popular songs from the ‘40s through to present day, including Christmas and Easter songs to suit the seasons. In conjunction with our Musical Director and singing teacher, we accept occasional requests from outside organisations to visit them and to sing in public.
What does a typical choir evening consist of ?
“We start by warming up our lungs and voices with vocal exercises and singing rounds. We move on to singing well-known songs; have a tea-break in the middle; then learn some repertoire songs we might use for public performances. No-one is obliged to sing in public unless they feel confident and ready to do so. Part of our purpose at MCSC is to build confidence as well as breathing, voice control and timing. And in-between we have a lot of fun with Sally and Paul, our talented Musical Director and accompanist!”