Just because you can’t go out, it doesn’t mean you can’t try new things or join together with others – and an Online People’s Choir has launched to keep people singing in these troubled times.
The online sessions originally began for current members of North Walsham People’s Choir to fill the gap before normal sessions started up again and they are now available for anyone to take part.
Lyrics and helpful notes can be downloaded in advance of the sessions, which can be watched live at 7pm every Tuesday and they will stay online so they can be viewed at other too.
Sessions are relaxed and taught by ear so no experience is necessary and you don’t need to be able to read music. Songs choices range from pop, to rock and musicals and song suggestions are always welcome.
The 30 minute sessions are led by Joseph Ballard, director of New Stages who also runs North Walsham People’s Choir.
He said: “At times like this, it’s good to still feel, and be, connected with one another. Personally, I find singing is a release. It’s a joyful experience where I’m in tune with my mind, body and soul – and hopefully with the music! I hope people will join in to come together to sing and be part of something which is so meaningful. Here’s to singing and here’s to creativity and our wellbeing.”
To take part, go to: www.new-stages.co.uk. The sessions can also be viewed from the New Stages website or the New Stages Facebook page.