Totnes: St.Mary’s Church, Totnes High st. from October 6th at 7.30pm. (£5 a week)
Exeter: Exeter Community Centre-starts 13th September for 10 weeks- 7.30-9pm (5 weeks at £35)
(this group is being run by Alison Whittall while I am on a break-please contact:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Social distancing and ventilation are in place to prevent any illness spreading, and please do not attend if at all unwell. Song sheets are either emailed or provided so that no sharing is needed and music scores and mp3’s when available are on the GH members’ page.
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. Due to Covid precautions and also due to my current circumstances there are no concerts planned for this year.
Being a member of a community choir is a wonderful social experience, combining friendship and musical development- in other words great fun!
Here are a some tracks (below) for you to listen to from one of our GH CD’s:
1- a traditional South African song (a lament).
2-an original song by Suzannah Darling Khan written for the choir at the time of the Sarajevo war (ex GH member).
3-an original by Helen Yeomans (also ex GH) celebrating the power of song: