Choir sessions are currently via zoom on Mondays from 7.30-8.30 pm. (£5 a week).
Live sessions to resume this summer-in Totnes and Exeter, with Covid precautions in place.
Due to the time lag of zoom we cannot actually sing in harmony together, but after a warm up and chat together I then teach a song or 2, and we revise some choir favourites; sometimes a choir member will demonstrate the harmony part, so you get to hear each other, not only me. I have ready made tracks of the songs in full harmony that we sing along with, and as you are singing in your own space it’s a great opportunity to explore your voice and sing up and out rather than working on blending in with others.
Socially distanced singing in Crediton….we made the most of the sun in September for some outdoor sessions. However choir members are rising to the challenges of zoom-
‘Thanks Roz, its a great weekly boost, and great to keep my voice going until we can meet again’. (Choir member)
Global Harmony was formed in 1991 – the first Community Choir of its kind (unaccompanied and with mixed voices) in Totnes; a second group was started in Exeter a few years later.
We sing for the joy of singing beautiful music, for a weekly boost of uplifting energy and fun, singing a variety of music from African and Gospel, to English and Eastern European folk, classic pop songs, and contemporary pieces.
Harmony parts are taught by ear and sheet music is often available. There is a range of ability in GH, you don’t need to be able to sight read or audition, but you must be able to hold a tune; members progress through voice work exercises at the start of each session and by exploring different musical genres.
Commitment is needed when concerts are imminent if you want to sing at that performance.
Being a member of a community choir is a wonderful social experience, combining friendship and musical development- in other words great fun!