Dawn Chorus (Tuesday morning)

Tuesday mornings, 9.30am to 11am.
Currently on Zoom. We do about an hour of singing on Zoom and a bit of socialising. It’s all very informal!
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 be learning short, easier, satisfying songs and working 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. Songs are from a wide variety of singing traditions and sources but all are wonderful to sing in glorious harmony.

It usually costs ¬£7 a time and you just pay on the door. Currently people are paying what they can, when they can. 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.

‚ÄčNormally, after the session, you’re very welcome to come down to Comida Food (on Highgate) for a brew and a natter. For now, there’s a bit of socialising on Zoom which you’re very welcome to and is great fun but by no means compulsory.

We normally meet in the Town Hall, Kendal, but currently everything is on Zoom (a video conferencing service online). Email me and I’ll put you on the mailing list so that you can join us.

PLEASE do check the dates carefully – they do not always fit with school terms!

Next session dates:

  • Tuesday 22nd September
  • Tuesday 29th September
  • Tuesday 6th October
  • Tuesday 13th October
  • Tuesday 20th October

We’re then having a half term break

  • Tuesday 3rd November 
  • Tuesday 10th November 
  • Tuesday 17th November 
  • Tuesday 24th November 
  • Tuesday 1st December 
  • Tuesday 8th December 

Further dates will be added here for 2021 soon. It’s very hard to predict whether we’ll be singing together in real life or still on Zoom by then. Keep in touch and we’ll all find out together.

No need to book but just click here to email me if you have any queries.