Here at St Luke’s, we love singing – and not just on a Sunday morning (although we do enjoy a rousing hymn led by our fabulous choir). There are several musical projects at St Luke’s where members, friends and local residents get together to limber up their vocal cords.
First of all, there’s our community choir, Vox Holloway (‘voice of Holloway’). Founded in 2009 by our musical director, Justin Butcher, it’s open to all – no experience is required and there’s no audition. The new term starts on 15 September, with Tuesday evening rehearsals working towards a performance of music inspired by ‘the unquiet mind’ on 29 November. Visit http://voxholloway.com/ to learn more.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday evenings, we have Voices Singing Workshops run by music therapist Angela Reith. Sessions involve breathing and vocal exercises, group singing in different styles, and some improvisation (but no pressure to sing solo). With an emphasis on stress relief, confidence building and wellbeing, it’s suitable for any ability. The new term started on 9 September. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.naturalvoice.net/angela_reith to find out more.
If you’re an experienced singer, St Luke’s church choir is open to new members, particularly tenors and basses, to lead worship and perform at services and church events. You’ll have to audition and commit to weekly rehearsals. Speak to Justin if you’re interested.
Finally, those of us who enjoy a more informal sing-song are already anticipating the next Speakeasy, our annual cabaret night and singalong run by Crispin Holland. Put 16 October in your diary for an evening of entertainment, courtesy of the top talent at St Luke’s.
Singing is proven to be good for our physical and mental health. You’re warmly invited to join us in enjoying the benefits of lifting our voices together.