The Hadleigh Choral Society is delighted to be back in rehearsals this autumn.
There is plenty of research to show that singing is good for you. It can relieve stress and anxiety and help with our memory. Singing improves our posture, breathing and can even reduce snoring. However, throughout lockdown, it was the benefit of singing together with friends that was missed more than anything by the members of Hadleigh Choral Society.
The social benefit is obvious and being able to blend your voice in with others gives you the confidence to really try hard and improve. Singing is a great leveller and any choir will have the most diverse range of talent and personalities within it.
Being part of the choir also opens up a whole world of timeless music. We perform music from the classical repertoire, which spans from the medieval era to the present. You don’t have to know your Bach from your Beethoven; learning the background to a piece of music adds interest. Long serving members enjoy widening their knowledge further and sharing their passion for classical music with others. This all adds to our natural wellbeing, whatever our age or gender. The music and friendship lift you and can bring a certain comfort whatever life may be throwing at you at the time. Do you need to be able to sing? Well yes and some ability to read music is definitely an advantage. Most important is a commitment to practice and come along to weekly rehearsals.
If the past 18 months have left you feeling anxious or lonely, or you are simply looking for a new interest, Hadleigh Choral Society could be for you. The choir meets for rehearsals on Tuesday evenings at the Ansell Centre. For more details contact our Secretary, Helen Rogerson, firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 07786 416034.
The Society is a not for profit organisation which has been a vital part of the Hadleigh community for over 130 years. The members are very excited to be bringing a concert to you in November having missed performing live so much last year. Like many other not for profit organisations, the Society was hit hard by the pandemic and is seeking sponsors for the forthcoming concert. If you are part of a business in or around Hadleigh that appreciates the need for organisations like the Hadleigh Choral Society and the benefit it brings to the community, please get in touch with our Vice Chair, Gill Riddle, email@example.com, telephone 01473 670140 to discuss sponsorship opportunities.
Finally, make a note on your calendar, Saturday 20th November, for our concert. Tickets will go on sale later in the autumn. We can’t wait to see you.