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Choir of the Year, Making Music and the British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) have teamed up offer Learn to Sing courses alongside the competition events.

During the past few years, 8 choirs from around the UK have hosted singing courses in their local communities, with funding from Arts Council England.

Learn to Sing participants are taught the basics of singing, including how to look after the voice and sing in harmony. They learn about performance skills and rhythm and voice development across a range of different styles of music, from rock and pop through to the classics. They also learn to sing with confidence and discover the joy of group singing, whilst meeting new people and securing the huge health benefits that singing provides.

Most recently two courses ran in the South East of England during the Autumn, leading up to the Choir of the Year Grand Final at the Royal Festival Hall. City Chorus, based in the City of London, and Downland Chorale from Old Coulsden each hosted six week course, open to all-comers and free of charge, led by an experienced BABS trainer. In a total of 367 participants learned to sing and at the end of each course they and the host choirs members, friends and family, were invited to take part in a workshop at the Royal Festival Hall prior to the Final.

These courses are an excellent way to boost membership of your choir, as well as deliver a wonderful project for your local community. Making Music would like to hear from any groups that are inspired by this and would like to run their own 'Learn to Sing' course.www.makingmusic.org.uk/about-us/contact-us



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“I now feel I can open my mouth to sing”

“The course has been thoroughly enjoyable and so much fun whilst being very well organised. I have learned so much and feel my singing has improved thanks to well constructed lessons in breathing, posture, etc.”

"We've had 85 people join our choir in the past two weeks, as a result of this project. It's going to transform our group's community role, give us lots more subscription income, and we'll make a much bigger sound too! Thank you so much."



 
 
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