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Sing and keep healthy with Norwich choir 


One of the East of England’s few male voice choirs is looking to recruit new voices early in the new year. They will perform their Christmas concert on December 6.

The Phoenix Male Voice Choir was created five years ago by Musical Director Sarah Sheldrake.  Since then it has performed more than twenty concerts in the county.

The choir favours songs from the shows, numbers from ‘the great American songbook’ and also performs marches and hymns in a style reminiscent of the famous male Welsh voice choirs.

Phoenix rehearses on Thursday evenings at the Mile Cross Methodist Church and that will also be the venue for their Christmas concert at 7.30pm Saturday 6th December.

The choir is seeking to recruit new male singers in either tenor or bass voice ranges. While an ability to read music would be helpful it is not essential.

The choir’s chairman is broadcaster and University of East Anglia lecturer Ian Masters who says “Singing with a choir is a deeply rewarding experience. It is also recognized as being very good for the health as breathing exercises are a major part of choir development. Come and listen to us at our next concert or visit one of our rehearsals and have a go. You’ll love it.”

Anyone interested should contact the choir’s secretary Alan Gidney on 01603 408393 or e mail him alanandjunegidney@talktalk.net   


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