Posts Tagged ‘Choir’

Gospel choir: the ‘cheapest therapy you’ll ever get’

Friday, November 25th, 2016

When people find their voice, it is incredibly powerful and healing for them, says Alyssa Poole “It’s the cheapest therapy you’ll ever get.” Being able to help someone re-discover their singing ability was what Poole loved most about her job. At the moment she has about 25 students on her books. “If you’re a teacher you Read more

Pam calls it a day after 79 years with church choir

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Music has been a constant in Waipukurau nonagenarian Pam Hewitt’s life, but last month she set down her song sheet and resigned from the St Mary’s Church Choir of which she had been a member for 79 years. “I was hoping to hold out until September next year when it would have been 80 years, Read more

A choir for people who can’t sing

Friday, March 11th, 2016

The ‘Tuneless Choir’ in Nottingham has recruited dozens of people who cannot carry a tune in a bucket, but still want to enjoy the positive effects of singing. The choir meets weekly to practise and they hope to give their first concert in the summer with covers of pop hits including Abba and Queen. Continue reading Read more

Chris Skinner sings with Auckland Boys Choir

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Marist Priest and singer/songwriter Chris Skinner  performed a joint concert with the Auckland Boys Choir at the Cathedral of St Patricks and St Josephs in Auckland on Saturday.  A highlight of the evening was the singing of the ‘Sons of Gallipoli’. Fr Chris was joined by the choir and Thomas Scott, a choir member, on Read more