March 3, 2011
In photos: Burnham-On-Sea community choir hits the right note
newly formed community choir is striking a chord with musical
The choir - which was formed last
December - has already attracted more than 20 singers to take
part in its regular, informal singing sessions.
week, Burnham-On-Sea.com visited the enthusiastic group, who are
called The Mudlarks Choir.
group's leader, Peter Olsen, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "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."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.