Choir Profile: Friends In Harmony Cardiff – Real-Life Community Choir

Details:

Location:

Cardiff – Venue: Albany Road Baptist Church Hall (with it’s own car-park) 1 Blenheim Rd, Cardiff CF24 5NU

Dates:

Term-time Monday Mornings 10 – 12

Group type: Non performing
Run by: Celia Webb
Contact details:

07904 337301

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Further information:

Cardiff Friends in Harmony Choir is open to absolutely everyone who would like to sing in person** A wonderful supportive, open, inclusive Natural Voice community singing Group.Every term time Monday morning between 10.00 and 12.00 a diverse bunch of songsters will gather in Roath, East Cardiff, to sing together just for the sheer fun of it (there’s some coffee drinking and cake eating every week too!). This group continues to grow and change, and still has some of its original members from 20 years ago. People in this group have experienced a great boost in confidence and well-being. It’s great fun and a very hospitable, welcoming bunch of people who quickly make anyone feel at home. Come and join in!

“I must admit that I feel that I have struck gold finding this Natural Voice Choir, and in particular finding Celia, this warm and witty, charismatic singing teacher, who has given the proverbial Monday morning feeling a whole new meaning. I have never been part of any group that is as inclusive and welcoming as this one and I hope that many more people will be offered the opportunity to find their singing voice in a group like this. Singing makes the spirit dance and soothes the aches of the body. It ought to be available on the NHS!” – participant 2019

We focus on enjoying the group sound, choosing whichever range our voice feels comfortable in, having fun with all sorts of wonderful songs and chants, in English, Welsh, Russian, Bulgarian, Georgian, various African languages, Finnish, French, Swedish, Romany, Pygmy and Czech…..to name but a few… but always in harmony.

We sing some good old favourites too. You do not need any previous experience or musical skill to join in, but if you have some, that’s great too, We learn by ear and sing in harmony. Words and recordings provided online (and occasionally actual music if it exists and I’m bribed sufficiently 🙂

All ages and abilities welcome (our youngest is 18 months). Anyone welcome to come and try it out, see if you agree with the reports of increased confidence, feelings of well-being, stress-relief and increased social inclusion.  Our informal (and optional) public appearances include care homes, asylum-seekers’ refuge and farmers’ markets.  New members always welcome for a free taster.

“I Can’t wait…  to start anew, even if it is quite gentle and cautious to begin with – and to see and HEAR all your voices again – in laughter as well as song, in chatter as well as chant … ooh I could get all poetical if I’m not careful! Looking forward to seeing you / meeting you!  and sending warmest regards and best wishes, Celia.
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Venue: Albany Road Baptist Church Hall (with it’s own car-park)  from 10.00 to 12.00 each term-time Monday Morning, beginning the 6th of September 2021. (The first term will be 14 weeks, with half term on the 27th October) Cost same as it was: £7.50 per session in advance (full-term) £8.50 in advance (half-term) drop-in rate £10. Concessions at your discretion available.
** We will be following legal – and common sense – guidelines (and full practical details will be given by email in advance of attending). There is good ventilation, lots of airy interior space and two adjoining courtyards where we can take a breather and also sing outdoors weather permitting.