Exeter: Community Centre, 17 St. Davids Hill, Exeter EX4 3RG.
Summer term starts on April 17th.
(drop in fine as room v. spacious- £8 a week)
Totnes: Bogan House, 43 High St. Totnes.
Monthly on Wednesdays: June 14th. 7.30-9pm. (£8)
July 19th. 7.00-9pm. The last session this term will be outside with a revision of songs and a party vibe!
Song sheets are either emailed or provided and music scores and mp3’s when available are on the choir 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 through exploring different musical genres.
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: