Like singing with others?
Want to learn songs old and new?
UCPC is in the process of setting up and trialling a 'pop-up community choir'.
We'll be hosting rehearsals in the parish church hall, Abington on:
Thursdays 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th May, from 7.30-9pm.
This is a community choir - all are welcome.
No choral experience or music reading ability necessary:
just bring your enthusiasm and we'll do the rest!!
Our initial plan is to feature the choir at the parish 'Songs of Praise' service on Sunday 31 May
where we'll also be joined by members of the Leadhills Silver Band.
The pieces we're looking at learning/ rehearsing are:
'Wade in the Water' and 'I'm Gonna Sing' - you can find them here at the BBC website
Thereafter, as we build up our repertoire, we hope to have the next public outing
as guests of the Leadhills Silver Band, at their concert in June - date tbc.
And, plans are already shaping up for an evening of music and singing [at a larger community hall in one of the villages, tbc] later in the year, probably early October. We're hoping to be joined by another community choir, and have a few handy musicians around as well for some good craic.
[Looking even further ahead, we might even think about some village carolling around Christmas, but as this is being posted in January, let's not think about that right this moment!]
If you'd like to find out more, or sign up, please contact
Nikki Macdonald - minister.upperclyde[at]gmail.com
Teresa Brasier - teresabrasier[at]hotmail.com
Or you can leave a comment in the box at the bottom of this post and we can respond to your query there.
“Then the singing enveloped me.
It was furry and resonant,
coming from everyone's very heart.
There was no sense of performance or judgment,
only that the music was breath and food.”
Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies