AN enthusiastic group of valley singers are once again having a hoot of a time.
Following a very successful autumn programme, the local community music group HOOT has launched a second season for the project Singing in t’valley, which brings choral music to people over 55 living in the Holme Valley.
The project, which started last September, will be running for another three months due to popular demand.
It involves group singing, without pressure and no previous experience or the ability to read music is necessary.
“It is an opportunity for people to come together and sing for pleasure without any pressure” said Jenny Goodman, who is a member of the Natural Voice network and leads the workshop.
“We teach all songs by ear which means that people who can’t read music or have no previous singing experience can join in and experience the benefits of harmonising with other people.”
Previous sessions have been well attended and the responses have been very positive.
“I felt so great I wanted to share it with other people;” said one eagerparticipant.
“Second time here, love singing (with other people) meeting old friends and making new ones,” said another.”
Singing in t’valley started again yesterday. The Friday sessions are held from 10am till 12noon in The Main Lounge, Roundway Sheltered Housing, Roundway, (off Stony Lane), in Honley.
Anyone aged over 55 will be made welcome.
For more information please contact Moira Wade at Hoot 01484 516224, 07880 731767 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Valleys Radio are also involved in the project and will be engaging with participants and making recordings which will be compiled to form a web based radio broadcast.