Published: March 3, 2011
In photos: Burnham-On-Sea community choir hits the right note

Burnham-On-Sea's newly formed community choir is striking a chord with musical residents.

The choir - which was formed last December - has already attracted more than 20 singers to take part in its regular, informal singing sessions.

This week, visited the enthusiastic group, who are called The Mudlarks Choir.

The group's leader, Peter Olsen, told "We already have a repertoire of half a dozen songs which we will continue to polish and add to as we enter our second term. The repertoire is a mix of old and new with one of the songs - based on Boney M's hit single 'By The Rivers of Babylon' having been arranged especially for the choir."

The group holds sessions that aim to be fun, starting with gentle vocal warm-ups, leading into the songs taught by co-directors Jules and Peter, pictured right.

Peter added: "This 'double-act' speeds up the learning process considerably, although can produce some comic moments! Songs are taught by ear, so there is no music to read. Lyric sheets and CDs will soon be produced to help with learning."

"There is still plenty more room for male and female singers alike. Newcomers of all ages are welcome and the choir is open and friendly, so no need to worry about joining an established group. So if you love to sing, why not give us a try, the first session is free and you might find yourself hooked!"

For more details, contact Peter by e-mail at


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