Do you sing in, or out of tune, or at the top of your voice … in the shower, in the car or by the sea, or when you think no one is listening ! ! ? ? Or do you enjoy singing and expressing yourself freely whenever you get the chance ? Would you love to do more of it and explore different ways of using your voice … but without the constraints of being in a choir where you have to do what you’re told all the time and have limited freedom ?
…. Excellent ! You have just qualified to join Singers Anonymous – a shady group of sort-of singers who gather in secret to practise their passion for vocalising, warbling, croaking, howling, wailing … and singing ! Trouble is, many people discover that they enjoy it more than they thought they would – and most discover that they are much better than they say they are (not that you need to be good to come) ! After a while, if you come regularly, you might get addicted and have to keep coming to the group to get support with the healthiest addiction we know ! Singing !
Come and join in a brand new weekly voice playshop where you can safely explore your voice in the company of like-hearted singers and vocalisers.
Some of the aims of the session are to: • express yourself with sound, song, rhythm and a bit of movement • explore the beauty, wonder and emotional release of vocal expression • sing a range of songs from all musical genres and cultures, styles and moods • create a flowing community of vocalisers who come together to have fun • be creative, communicate, express and release the stress of everyday life
NO VOCAL OR MUSICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED – OPEN TO ALL !
Sessions flow with the group dynamic. Physical warm-ups energise the body, breathing exercises relax you, while chanting, singing and spontaneous sound-making bring the group together. Improvisation with sound & song create an ever-changing sea of harmony, rhythm & melody, with freedom to discover & explore your voice and contribute your unique expression to the group sound.
Regular attendance will melt shyness and build your confidence. As we practise listening, expressing and communicating, you can learn about yourself, your challenges, your creativity and about how to get out of your own way and release your voice.
Healing comes from relaxing, lowering your defences and letting go of the outside world for a while, from expressing feelings from different parts of yourself, energising your body with breath and movement, sharing sound vibrations and connecting with a group of kindred spirits.
Group singing & voicework are naturally and uniquely healing, transforming your energy, releasing stress and mental clutter, leaving you feeling relaxed, energised, uplifted … and at peace. It’s a new tool for personal & spiritual growth, creative self-expression and community-building. It’s deep and fun !