If you’ve ever thought about joining a choir, then now might be an excellent time, whether you are an experienced singer or a complete beginner — or even if you think you can’t sing! Based in Retford, Retford Community Singers draws in singers from Worksop, Gainsborough and surrounding villages, who come to be part of a large friendly group of men and women who just love to sing in harmony with others. The choir sings mainly for pleasure, with just occasional optional events out in the community. There are no auditions or solos and you will be well supported by regular members. There is no use of written music scores as everything is taught by ear, so the choir is accessible to anyone, whatever their previous knowledge, and sessions are enjoyed by both newcomers and experienced singers alike.
People keep coming back every week for the enjoyable challenge of singing songs from all sorts of traditions, including folk, pop, world music and sometimes songs especially composed by talented musical director, Janet Wood. The choir includes a strong male section as well as the full range of female voices. Regular weekly sessions always include some new material and songs in the choir’s current repertoire, making it easy for new singers to participate. Members make an amazing sound and every session is uplifting!
The choir meets every Tuesday in term time, from 7.30pm to 9.15pm at St Joseph’s Church Hall, Babworth Road, Retford DN22 7BP and the cost is £3 per session. The next term begins on Tuesday 5th September but new singers are welcome throughout the year. For further information see www.retfordcommunitysingers.co.uk or call 01777 704038 or 01777 704154.
You can also find us Retford Community Singers on Heritage Day in Retford during the morning of Saturday 9th September, when anyone can come along to one or more mini-workshops to have a go at singing along with regular choir members and see how quickly they can achieve a great sound. Each session is free and will last around 15 minutes and is aimed at anyone who simply likes a good tune. No booking is required. The sessions will take place at the Denman Library, St Swithun’s Church and Bassetlaw Museum.