For singers in Sheffield who do not consider themselves to have the voice of an angel help is at hand.
Sheffield is the latest city to get a Tuneless Choir, in a trend sweeping the country. The choirs, which are for those who “lack the ability, confidence or practice to sing in tune”, are increasingly popular with anyone who want the stress-busting effects of singing in a group, without the pressure to hit all the right notes in the right order.
The choir will meet at Totley Rise Methodist Church, fortnightly on Monday evenings, in a choir set up by Karen Cook and David Goater. Singing will be from 7.45pm to 9.15pm with a break for refreshments. On launch night, Monday March 4, doors will open at 7pm and everyone will be offered a glass of fizz (non-alcoholic on account of the venue) to celebrate, and lubricate the vocal chords.
Karen has experience of such a choir, having led the highly popular Chesterfield Tuneless Choir since its launch in January 2018.
She said: “I have loved my first year at Chesterfield and will to continue to lead there, but I was born and grew up in Sheffield and we live in Dronfield so I really wanted to bring Tuneless to this area.
“I have always enjoyed sharing my love of music with people – children and adults alike. I believe everyone should have the chance to take part in making music, whether they are talented singers/musicians or not. This is what Tuneless is all about – enabling those who don’t believe they can sing to become part of a singing group.”
Karen and David promise that no one will be turned away for being too bad a singer. Anyone interested in joining the South Sheffield Tuneless Choir is asked to book their place at the launch at www.tunelesschoir.com/southsheffield or contact Karen on 07759 375312 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Tickets for the launch or the first time at the choir are £10, including a registration fee.