Spotlight on… Harbour Lights Community Choir
This time, we’re singing the praises of Harbour Lights, Amble’s Community Choir
When do you meet?
We meet at 7.00pm on Thursday evenings during term time.
Where do you meet?
St. Cuthbert’s Parish Hall, Dovecote Street, Amble
What do you do in your club?
We Sing! Singing is also credited with developing many life skills; concentration, focus, linguistic, creative and social skills, building relationships, as well as musical ability. Singing with us is fun, healthy, stimulating, relaxing and expressive. We have a good time.
Is there an age range?
Anyone over 16 can join.
Is there a charge?
£5.00 per session (although one evening per half term is free.) Anyone coming along gets their first session free. (If cost is an issue you can speak to the Chairman in confidence.)
How long has the choir been running?
It was started in 2010 after a series of workshops run by Flora Smith under the umbrella of 20,000 Voices (a singing charity).
Why was it started?
Flora was aware that there was no choir in Amble and thought that life here would be better if we had one – so she made it happen.
Who runs the choir?
The choir is run by an elected committee with input from members. Singing is led by Sarah Gray and she is brilliant at getting the vocal best out of everyone and coaching us to even better performances.
What sort of people might be interested in joining your club?
The choir is open to anyone over 16. We have a fully inclusive policy. There is no requirement to have any experience or the ability to read music, just the desire to sing. Member Mary Davison said “Most people who think or have been told that they can’t sing actually can.”
Do people need specialist clothing/equipment/level of fitness/experience etc?
What’s the best thing about your choir?
Member Alison McPhilips said “The friendships we make. Working in a team to produce a lovely sound. The challenges you overcome while learning new songs. Feeling stress-free and full of joy by the end of a session.”
How do I contact you?
Find us on Facebook under ‘Harbour Lights – Amble Community Choir’ Or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or just come along.