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Learn to Sing in Harmony

Learn to Sing in Harmony

Telford’s own male barbershop chorus is offering the opportunity for Shropshire lads of any age to have a try at close-harmony singing. Their free, six-week Learn to Sing in Harmony course starts on 24 October, and runs from 7.30 – 9.00 pm each Wednesday at Old Hall School, Wellington.

You don’t need any prior experience to take the course, you just need to enjoy music and be up for learning new skills. A lot of people think they can’t sing, when all they need is a bit of help and guidance to find their voice. Many of the current chorus members started out on courses like this one, and have ended up with not only a rewarding hobby but great a group of friends who are always up for a laugh.

The course will cover vocal skills (how to use your voice) and musical skills (how to sing together in a group), and will centre on learning a four-part a cappella song together to perform at a course showcase on 7 December.

Choirs were hit hard during the pandemic, but now that it is safe to gather again in song, they offer a lot of what we need to recover from the difficulties of the past two years. Singing in groups is good for your physical and mental health, improving lung function and reducing stress, and offers a sense of both achievement and social connection.

The Telfordaires have been entertaining audiences around Shropshire since the 1970s, singing close-harmony versions of popular songs from the 1920s to today. Their current repertoire includes music from Nat King Cole to The Greatest Showman, via Queen and Billy Joel. As an education charity, they are dedicated to spreading the joy of harmony both through performance and through making singing accessible to ordinary guys.

For more details, and to register for the course, go to:

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