Welsh choir to expand into Bristol

August 03 2015

A WELSH choir group is set to be expanding into Bristol, with rehearsals starting next month at Fairfield High School.

A WELSH choir group is set to be expanding into Bristol, with rehearsals starting next month at Fairfield High School.

Vocal Harmony was established by Bobby Cole in 2012, who wanted to create a fun and exciting choir group for people of all ages and abilities.

There are already several Vocal Harmony groups in Wales, with two new groups starting in Bristol and Cardiff.

The choir has a policy of no auditions, no need to read music, and no one having to sing on their own.

At the end of the year, the choir puts on a large showcase concert, bringing together the Vocal Harmony groups from neighbouring cities.

Each Vocal Harmony is partnered with a local charity – the Bristol choir will be supporting St Peter’s Hospice.

Money raised from the end of term and end of year concerts goes towards the charity.

Bobby said: “Vocal Harmony is quite different to many other choirs. They teach by call and response, so each line is played and sung to a section and they repeat it until they have got it, which means there is no complicated music to read.

“We also sing modern and contemporary music, so no traditional choral arrangements and no hymns.

“Vocal Harmony is a very relaxed and fun choir, open to everyone. We have all ages, both male and female, and we pride ourselves on making singing fun, relaxed, and a great way to spend an evening.”

Songs have included music by Michael Jackson, Take That, Stevie Wonder and Fleetwood Mac.

Weekly rehearsals will be starting at Fairfield High School, in Horfield, on September 23 at 7.30pm.

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