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Raise Your Voices To The Rafters And Join New Theatre Choir
Sing people, sing. That is the invitation being extended to people in the Lichfield area of Staffordshire following plans to create a new choir. And to get the vocal project off the ground, a free open day is to be held at the Lichfield Garrick theatre on February 13 in order to launch the new Silver Singers Daytime Choir. The new weekly choir is aimed at those people who would like the opportunity to sing in a relaxed and friendly environment.
The Garrick will be holding the free open day in its studio theatre from 10.30am to 12 noon. The new choir, which is being supported by a grant from the Community Foundation Fund for Staffordshire, is open to people of all abilities with no previous singing experience required. It will run separately to the Garrick theatre's highly acclaimed Community Choir which meets up weekly on Thursday evenings.
The Lichfield Garrick's Executive Director, Karen Foster, said of the new choir: "Singing together is such a great way to meet up with friends or to make new friends, as well as a fantastic way to improve your health and happiness. This choir will be a joyous celebration of the kind of music our silver singers enjoy and I know that people of all singing abilities will be welcomed by our lovely choir trainer, Angharad Sanders." Angharad, who will lead the Silver Singers Daytime Choir, has previously worked on both the West End and Broadway as well as being the Musical Director on the Lichfield Garrick's past two community musicals, The Hired Man and The Dreaming. She also leads the theatre's Community Choir.
People of all abilities are invited to join the Silver Singers Daytime Choir
Angharad commented: "Working with the Lichfield Garrick Community Choir has been a pure joy for the past few years and we are now very excited to work with this brand new day time choir. In contrast to our current ensemble, this day time choir will focus on music from the "golden age" of jazz and films, performing music made famous by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Dame Vera Lynne and many more. We hope to see lots of new faces and voices join us for this weekly look at these classic musicians" she added.
An initial open day will be held in the Lichfield Garrick's studio theatre
After the free open day on Tuesday 13th February, the new daytime choir will meet weekly at the theatre on Tuesday mornings. Places cost £55 per term and can be booked at the Lichfield Garrick's Box Office in person or by calling 01543 412121.