Do you like the idea of singing but just not often do it? Or perhaps you already do a lot of it but would like to try a different approach. There’s no excuse not to sing (or sing more) if you’d like to, there are so many opportunities locally.
I’m Clare Elleray Mee and I think singing (if you like singing of course!) is good for you – physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, spiritually and musically – I believe it’s really beneficial just to have a blooming good sing. There are a lot of excellent opportunities in Kendal and South Lakeland and all over the UK and, if you’re tempted by one, I recommend you just give it a go.
Click on the video on this page to see me, and some of my groups in action.
I run a few of these singing opportunities myself and, for my own groups, all you need to bring is your willingness to sing. There’s no need to read music and we learn glorious harmony songs from around the world in a huge variety of styles with a friendly bunch of others. We are singing purely for wellbeing as opposed to performance or recording. (Though if you are interested in a choir that does perform from time to time take a look at The Growing Singers page.)
On a Monday evening, Growing Singing Kendal meets at Kendal’s lovely old Town Hall. The Monday group is one where you commit and pay for a term (after having a free taster session to see if you like it).
On a Tuesday morning, you can just drop in to join the Growing Singing Dawn Chorus and enjoy the traditional grandeur of The Town Hall and then, if you like, come with some of us for a brew in a local café.
The above are regular groups but I also run or get involved in some occasional One-off Events where, for instance, I encourage another workshop leader to come and run a singing day that locals to Kendal can access. We’ve also taken part in Sing for Water North in some years. That’s running again in 2020 and you can register now.
Look around the website to find all sorts of local singing opportunities on offer. Look especially at the Other Opportunities page if you’re looking for other choirs locally.