Live sessions have resumed in both Totnes and Exeter for the summer.
Exeter: Rougemont Gardens -7.30-9pm every other Monday. (next session August 2nd).
Totnes: Leechwell Garden- 7-8pm every Wednesday (not August 11th).
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!
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: