I love choirs, and am now musical director of three lovely groups of singers: Shildon Institute Singers, Manfield Warblers and Catterick Military WAGS Choir.
Catterick Military WAGS Choir have been on a break due to COVID-19 and will resume in September 2021 with me as their new MD, so it's a great time to join. I am extremely proud to conduct this very special group of women.
Shildon Institute Singers
Shildon Institute Singers meet on Fridays 6pm-7pm from 30th July at the fantastic Shildon Railway Institute. It's a gorgeous old building with a great history and a very nice bar called 'the Ginstitute!'
I look forward to seeing you!
This choir is brand new, so it's a great place for new and experienced singers who want a fun and relaxed sing. We like musicals, rock, pop and soul.
This friendly group is run on a 'pay as you feel you can' basis. There is a lot more information about the choir, the institute and what to expect on this helpful FAQs page.
Manfield Warblers is the result of an inspired conversation between some friends in our village pub, The Crown Inn.
When they realised that a singing coach had moved into their village, they asked me to help them turn their idea for a fun village choir into a reality.
We sing in Manfield Village Hall on Tuesdays 8pm-9pm.
You don't have to live in Manfield to sing with us - we have members from nearby Darlington, Staindrop, Gainford and across Teesdale.
The village hall is modern and accessible with plenty of parking, and is conveniently located next to The Crown Inn!
We're called the warblers because during lockdown we started singing outdoors, under a willow tree - so we're willow warblers!
Manfield Village Hall, pictured on the right, is a lovely place to sing.
Like our sister choir Shildon Institue Singers, we're open to all and you don't need to read music to join in. We're just here for the joy of singing, and we'd love you to come and sing with us.
Manfield Warblers is £5.00 per session. Please let me know by email if you are planning on coming along so I can send you the songwords for the coming week.
The Manfield Willow Warblers socially distancing!
I'm a singing coach, so in my choirs we always do fun a warm up and warm down to help keep your voice healthy and strong.
We'll use simple backing tracks, often recorded by me, and do some unaccompanied singing too. This means that we can be really flexible about what keys we sing in and the harmonies we do, and I can help you make a great sound.
Love to sing, or want to give it a go? Sing Happy! is my free, friendly Facebook group for you.