Friends and Voices Choir – Final Preparations for St George’s Hall Event

Every Monday at 2pm in the MPAC Building the Friends and Voices Choir meet – if you have a learning disability, are over 18 years old and love singing why not come along?

We begin each week with our vocal warm ups that exercise our vocal cords, get us in the right mood for singing and are quite funny as they can twist your tongue a bit!

We then sang in rounds and practised harmonies.  This week we learned a new song from “The Big Bang Theory” that we sang in rounds – Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty.  We have some Big Bang Theory Fans so they knew the words already!

Then we sang “Stand By Me” this is one of the cool down songs we do in zumba so we had a little boogie at the same time.

We practised for St George’s Hall which is at 2.30pm on Saturday 11th July.  We will be joining the In Another Place Gospel Choir to sing “Don’t You Worry” and “Happy”.   People are feeling excited and nervous.  We supported each other to arrange to all meet up in the cafe area of St George’s Hall at 12.45pm on Saturday and we talked about what clothes we would be wearing – it is going to be such an amazing day.

22 people came to the choir today and have said:

“I think it is very, very good.  It is helping me with my singing and improving my singing and I like that we sing songs that we do at zumba.”

“I like to come, we have a laugh and I’m with my friends.”

“I’m feeling nervous about Saturday but I’ve sang with In Another Place Choir before and it was boss, my family are coming to see me – I  can’t wait.”

After our break we had the Karaoke King and Queen Challenge and Kimberley sang “True Colours, Derek sang “What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor”, Paul sang “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” Kat and Liam sang a duet of “Summer Loving” from Grease and Lesley sang “Jailhouse Rock.”  We finished with everyone singing “Reach for the Stars” and are counting the hours until our big show on Saturday.  Why not come along and support us – you can buy your tickets on the door at St George’s Hall.


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