If you’ve already forgotten your New Year resolutions there’s still a first class opportunity to improve your health and take up a new hobby.
You can simply start singing with one of the area’s leading choirs, the Danesborough Chorus, which is now recruiting new members in all sections - soprano, alto, tenor and bass.
The Danesborough Chorus hold rehearsals in Aspley Guise Village Hall on Wednesdays at 7.45pm.
Alto singer with the group Amanda Nott said: “Whatever your interests or your occupation, you’ll find kindred spirits here on Wednesday evenings. We are a friendly and varied group with a wide age range, brought together by our love of singing some of the best music ever written for voices.
“We also sing with guest composer-conductors such as Howard Goodall who conducted his own work Eternal Light in June 2014.
“Singing gives your creative side a real boost, and at the same time, it improves breathing, giving the lungs a good workout without training for the London Marathon!”
The good news is that to join the Danesborough Chorus, you don’t need a solo-quality voice or professional training. All you need is a reasonable ear for pitch, a sense of rhythm and the ability to follow written music. Some experience of singing in a choir is useful but not essential.
The choir presents a series of three main concerts each year, and rehearsals are currently in progress for the choir’s Easter concert to be held in March at Woburn Parish Church.
If you are interested in joining the choir contact Amanda on 01525 280419 or visit www.danesborough.org.uk
You will be invited to attend a few rehearsals and see how you find it. After a few weeks, you’ll have a simple, informal audition to check your voice part and to find out whether you need any help.