High Wycombe is the latest town to have an airless choir – in an original trend that is sweeping the country.
If you’re the first to get up for karaoke or often pretend to be Adele while singing tunes in the shower, the new High Wycombe Tuneless Choir wants you to join them – and no singer does. is too bad.
No-chord choirs are becoming increasingly popular with those who love to sing but don’t like the pressure of hitting the right notes in the right order, and there are already dozens of them across the country in places like Cambridge. , Oxford, Maidenhead and Birmingham.
Rebecca Cobb, who grew up in High Wycombe, has decided to start an airless choir in the town and it will officially launch on Monday January 4th at St James’s Church Hall in Downley from 7:30 p.m. – and don’t worry, it won’t there are no auditions to prepare.
After its launch, the choir will meet at the church hall on the first and third Tuesday of each month.
Chordless choirs are a growing phenomenon in Britain, as sessions are designed to be fun and for all members to sing loud and proud, regardless of their ability.
And if you think this choir will be singing typical choral pieces, think again – because Rebecca says you can expect songs from all decades, from crooners to Adele – with classics like Abba, The Beatles, and Queen.
Rebecca, who has been singing and performing since her childhood, decided to start a choir at High Wycombe after a visit to the Maidenhead Tuneless Choir inspired her.
She said: “I’ve always wanted to use my singing experience for the benefit of others and Tuneless is the perfect opportunity for me to do so. After my visit to the Maidenhead Tuneless Choir, after a long day of work, I left. feeling upbeat and decided I wanted to start my own choir in my hometown.
“Tuneless is a great opportunity to meet new people and soak up popular music at each session. I would love to create a friendly group in the local community where people can come and have fun and sing together without worrying about their sound. The motto of Tuneless Choir is “Sing like no one is listening.” Participation is more important than performance. ”
Tuneless choir founder Nadine Cooper says group singing has a range of benefits – physical, emotional and social.
She said, “It circulates our endorphins, which are known as the hormones of happiness. So, in addition to reducing stress, it can help fight anxiety and depression. It has even been shown. that it helped strengthen the immune system.
“I find you don’t think about all of that when you sing, you’re just in the moment, forgetting your daily worries.
“I want to make sure as many people as possible have a Tuneless choir on hand, so I’m thrilled that Rebecca is launching a choir for High Wycombe, the very first at Bucks. There are now 30 choirs across the country, with several more on the cards. ”
Anyone interested in joining the High Wycombe Tuneless Choir is kindly requested to reserve a seat at the launch at www.tunelesschoir.com/highwycombe or contact Rebecca on 07527 616857 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Tickets for the launch are £ 10 which includes registration and refreshments. Once someone has joined the choir it will be possible to sign up for a term in advance for the equivalent of £ 6 per session or to attend on a pay-as-you-go basis for 8 £.