Updated Friday 31st December 2021
I cannot recommend enough that, if you like singing and fancy doing a bit more, you try coming along on a Tuesday morning – just for the sake of a few songs and a lovely friendly connection with others. The first time you come is a free taster in any case.
Finally, after many, many tumultuous months for all of us, and when we’re still in the midst of much of the trouble, we went back to gently and experimentally singing at the Town Hall, Kendal in October 2021. We’re going to continue in the same way in early 2022.
This is a group in Kendal that started September 2015 called the Dawn Chorus (despite it starting well after dawn!).
The intention is to start your Tuesday in the way that perhaps we should start every day – with a blooming good sing.
As always with my sessions there are no auditions, there’s no need to read music and there’s no performing or solos. For this group, you can just turn up and there’s no need to commit to coming to sessions regularly as you can just drop in to as many as you like.
(I’m very grateful to the wonderful Pip Wright, of Penzance for the idea and the name as she runs something very similar way down there in the South West and you can visit that too when you’re there – in The Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens with an excellent cafe!).
We’ll learn short, easy, satisfying songs and work on some more challenging ones all just for the sake of the singing.
We learn songs entirely by ear (“repeat after me”!) so there’s no need to read music and all of it’s “a capella” which just means we don’t use instruments or backing tracks and sing unaccompanied in the room. Songs are from a wide variety of singing traditions and sources but all are wonderful to sing in glorious harmony.
HOW MUCH?: It costs £7 a time (or pay less. We really don’t want anyone to miss out because of money worries so if, for you, that is more than you can afford, then just pay what you can).
WHERE?: We meet at Kendal’s Town Hall right in the centre of town. Come into the Town Hall and there are signs up telling you where we are exactly as the room sometimes changes.
WHAT TIME?: 9.30am to 11am (come a wee bit earlier to get settled)
Upcoming dates for Dawn Chorus on Tuesday mornings:
- Tuesday 10th May
- Tuesday 17th May
- Tuesday 24th May
Followed by a 3-week break.
- Tuesday 21st June
- Tuesday 28th June
- Tuesday 5th July
- Tuesday 12th July
- Tuesday 19thy July
- Tuesday 26th July
- Tuesday 2nd August
- Tuesday 9th August
I will advertise future dates as soon as they become clear to me.
Updated Monday 9th May 2022