Sing your heart out for the choir

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If you’ve already thrown out your New Year resolutions, don’t worry – why not learn a new skill and improve your health at the same time?

Simply go singing with one of the area’s leading choirs, the Danesborough Chorus. Singing gives your creative side a real boost, and at the same time, it gives the lungs a good workout without training for the London Olympics!

Danesborough Chorus is now recruiting new members, especially sopranos and basses, and rehearses on Wednesday evenings, in Aspley Guise Village Hall at 7.45pm. Rehearsals are just starting for the choir’s Easter concert, to be performed on March 24 at Woburn Church.

“Whatever your interests, your age or your occupation, you’ll find kindred spirits here on Wednesday evenings!” said soprano Chris Crispus-Jones. “We are a friendly and varied group with a wide range of musical experience, brought together by our love of singing great music.”

The good news is that, to join the Danesborough Chorus, you DON’T need a solo-quality voice or professional training. All you need is a reasonable ear for pitch, a sense of rhythm and the ability to follow written music.

“Some experience of singing in a choir is useful but not essential” added Chris. “But the two most important requirements are a willingness to watch our conductor Ian Smith, and enthusiasm for learning to sing some of the best music ever written for voices!”

Fancy joining the choir? Then contact membership secretary Chris Crispus-Jones on 07850 044812, or via our website at

She’ll invite you to come along to a few rehearsals and see how you find it. After a few weeks, you’ll have a simple, informal audition to check your voice part and to find out whether you need any help.