Singing - Big Heart and Soul Choir
“For thousands of years all over the world people have sung – to express joy, celebration and grief, to accompany work and devotion, to aid healing – without worrying about having a ‘good’ voice or ‘getting it right’. Song has been a part of life, a way of binding the community together. Singing and singing together is natural and open to all”.
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Big Heart and Soul Choir in Castleacre, Norfolk co-directed by Noralf Mork and Jane Wells
Big Heart & Soul Choir was established in 1997 and Noralf and Jane took over as co-directors in 2007. Between them they bring to the choir teaching, rehearsing, conducting, arranging, piano accompanying and singing technique skills. All songs – in a mix of folk, jazz, pop, ‘world’ and classical influences - are taught by ear so there is no need to read music. Above all the emphasis is on enjoyment whilst singing together well as a group.
The singers consist of a friendly core group of founder members along with many others who continue to join so that the group generally numbers around forty people. The choir usually gives two concerts a year, one just before Xmas and one before the summer. The choir also runs occasional workshop days given by excellent singing leaders from around the UK and sometimes hosts visiting choirs from abroad.
Sessions are held weekly on Wednesday evenings 7.15-9.15pm at Castleacre Village Hall in term times throughout the year. Any adult can come along for two free ‘taster’ sessions. After this the cost is £5/session for those not in work or retired, and £6 for others.
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The Choir's 2015 summer concert was:
Sat 18th July 7.30pm,Castleacre Church, Norfolk.
The Choir sang twice in concert in December 2014:
on the evening of Saturday 13th December at St Faith's Church, Gaywood, as part of the church's Christmas Tree festival; and at an informal evening of song shared with the Sing Your Heart Out West project in King's Lynn on Wednesday 17th December in the Gaywood Church Rooms.
The Choir's 2014 summer concert was:
Wed 23rd July 7.30pm, Dereham Parish Church, Norfolk.
The Choir's 2013 summer concert was:
Wed 17th July 7.30pm, Church of St Peter and St Paul, Swaffham
oye la musica! - songs from different cultures and styles
Tickets on door £8 (£6 concessions) includes a finger buffet, wine and refreshments.
The Choir's 2012 summer concert was:
Wed 11th July 7.30pm, St Peter's Church, Sheringham, North Norfolk
"From gloriously sweet East European harmonies to heartwarming British folk melodies along with some African energy, Western classical, Maori strength, 60s pop and more, here's a mix of songs to put a smile on your faces and a tap in your toes."
Tickets are £8 (adults), £6 (adult concessions) and £4 (under 16s) and can be bought in advance from Sheringham Little Theatre's box office: T: 01263 822347 or E: email@example.com
The Choir’s 2011 Summer Concert was: