Totnes: Totnes Methodist Church, Fore St. Totnes TQ9 5RP.
(£25 for 4 weeks or £7 drop in).
Exeter: Community Centre, 17 St. Davids Hill, Exeter EX4 3RG,
(£30 for 4 weeks or £8 drop in).
New singers welcome in both choirs as the spaces are large and airy.
Rooms are well ventilated to decrease the chance of any illness spreading, and please do not attend if at all unwell. We may move to outdoor singing again in the summer. 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.
Due to Covid and my personal situation there are not many concerts planned at the moment but we will be singing at EXETER RESPECT on June 11th. Some Totnes choir members will be involved in the Dartington Playgoers this summer in their performances of As You Like It, details to come.
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: