Monday, 24 September 2012

VOICES Choir (music)

If you enjoyed the Eastbourne Shout way back in April 2012, then a new community choir starting up in Pevensey and Eastbourne might be just your thing. VOICES is the brainchild of Diana Terry, a professional singer and actress and also a qualified voice coach.
Diana Terry

When I asked her about the project, she said, "I  believe that singing is good for body and soul! There is such a feel good factor when people sing. I have run choirs before I moved to Sussex for various Music Services, and felt there was a very strong music vibe when I moved down here. Following on from the popularity of The Choir That Rocks and Military Wives Choir, I felt it would be a great thing to bring communities together to raise their voices ... and raise some money for charity at the same time!"

VOICES is a choir of two halves. An existing group began in Pevensey on the 12th of July and already has an amazing 90 members. They meet on Thursday evenings in the Baptist Church at 7pm. A second group meets on Wednesday evenings at Alice Croft House, again from 7pm. Each group will work on the same songs and come together for concerts in the summer and at Christmas. No experience is needed, just pure enthusiasm, and potential singers are welcome to join the Eastbourne group which has a few spaces. Each session costs £5. For more information, call 01323 766994, email Diana, or go along!

Update from Diana: New term starts 09/01/13 Eastbourne and 10/01/13 Pevensey Bay. The Christmas Concert was a great success raising £600 which was split between the Salvation Army and St Wilfrid's Hospice. Congratulations everyone!

VOICES next concert is the 28th of June 2013 at Eastbourne Town Hall, 7pm to 9pm. I will blog with further details & where to get tickets closer to the time.

Alice Croft House, Cornfield Lane, Eastbourne, Wednesdays, 19:00-21:00.
Pevensey Bay Baptist Church, Thursdays, 19:00-21:00.

1 comment:

  1. After the first meet, I heard from a very happy Diana Terry:

    "In the end, 27 people turned up. Not as many as I had hoped , as the first night of the Pevensey Bay choir brought in 72! BUT it was a great gathering, and they did so well, learning new harmonies and singing together for the first time.
    They all promised to come again next this space!"