Singing - Voices Unplugged
“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”.
Natural Voice Practitioners Network
VOICES UNPLUGGED with Jane Wells in Spalding, Lincolnshire
This is a friendly and well-established singing group that generally meets for 15 sessions during the autumn and winter terms on Saturday afternoons. At the end of this run of workshops the group is normally involved in contributing to an informal concert. In March 2014 the group shared a concert evening with a visiting vocal quartet and a 'cellist in Pinchbeck Parish Church. In March 2013 and 2015 the group shared concerts with the Ukulele Orchestra of Spalding in the Broad Street Methodist Church, each time to fundraise towards the church's Vision 21 building renovation project. In March 2016 the concertr was shared with local folk group, The Beltonas, in Gosberton Church.
There is sometimes a summer singing event that is also an opportunity for new people to meet regular members of Voices Unplugged as well as to have a fun day or half day out. Please contact Jane by email for further information.
The group welcomes old and new adult members – female and male - alike. Songs, in a mix of unaccompanied folk, pop and world music styles, are taught ’by ear’. So no need to read music - just a desire to flex those vocal cords and to gradually improve own singing as part of the group. It’s fun and the breathing is health-giving too!
The group is run by a small voluntary committee and regular sessions take place at either the Methodist Hall or the South Holland Centre in the centre of Spalding.
Upcoming session dates for Autumn 2016
at Broad Street Methodist Hall:
17th September; 1st and 15th October; 5th* and 19th November; 3rd December
*at South Holland Centre:
Saturdays 2.30-4.30pm (except 3rd December which is 3.30-5.30pm)
£4 per session from the South Holland Centre box office 01775 764777