Thursday Evening Singing (Weekly)
Venue: We are no longer able to meet at the Voicebox in central Derby but have found a new venue for the summer term 2018. We will be meeting at the Polish Club, 18 Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GU. There is ample parking and the Polish Club is served by the Trent Barton Allestree bus which leaves Albert Street at 7.30pm.
Time: Please note the new starting time: 7.45 – 9.45pm.
Cost: £6.00 full and £4.00 concession
Summer term dates 2018: 24 May – 17 July
PLEASE NOTE: THE SESSION ON THURSDAY 31 MAY WILL BE AT THE MULTIFAITH CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF DERBY.
We love making a mighty and harmonious sound! There are no auditions, and you don’t need a fabulous voice to join us (although you will probably develop one after singing with us for a while!)
Until recently, Kaleidoscope Community Choir was led by Willow and Rowan Songsmith. Our new leader is Frances Watt, who has a great deal of experience in leading choirs such as ours. We meet every Thursday for a fast paced and exhilarating evening of song. We sing a wide range of songs: ancient and modern, from Britain and around the World in three or four part harmony (and occasionally in unison). We usually sing a cappella (unaccompanied). Sometimes we use a score (written music) to help learn the songs, but you don’t need to be able to read music as all parts are also taught by ear!
We always start with an enjoyable variety of warm-ups and vocal techniques to strengthen, protect and enhance our voices. We are a large group (usually 30+) with a good mixture of voices (including a healthy number of men!). Our singing is primarily ‘just for fun’, so we keep performances to a minimum (a couple of times per year) and these events are, of course, optional. You are assured of a warm welcome from our friendly and sociable group, whether you are an experienced singer or a complete novice.
Listen to samples of the choir’s repertoire on the Audio Recordings page
We have performed at events which members agreed we would like to support, and also hold concerts of our own.
If you’d like to join, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org