Singing for children
Friday afternoons in Farr Hall have seen the start of regular children's singing groups with our fabulous new SMI tutor, Julie Harvey. There are two age groups who have 30 minute sessions with a fee of £2 per session payable in advance.
Singing Around - 2-2.30pm - P1-P5 age range
Just Sing - 2.40-3.10pm - P6 to Secondary school
Adults - Sing to Feel Good!
Adult singing sessions start again weekly for six weeks from Wednesday 31st August in Farr Hall 8-9pm. With our new singing group leader, Julie Harvey, we will be exploring our voices again and welcome new members - no singing experience necessary! The first six weeks will be free and a chance to discuss the sessions going forwards. There will be a small weekly payment from November onwards to cover SMI costs.
The singing group evolves
From November 2016 to May 2017 the singing group was led by Valerie Gage. We were then led by Fiona Bowie up to December 2017, and 2018 to 2022 with an experienced choir leader, Jessica Bates. We have been singing a variety of genres, from Scottish traditional to Blugrass to African lullabies to Reindeer calling! Our new singing group leader is Julie Harvey, and the emphasis will be on singing for fun and to feel good!
Community Carol Concert 14th December 2016
We were pleased to be able to sing at the Christmas Carol Concert on 14th December, and eight participants in the open music session singing group performed three Christmas tunes. Not too bad considering we'd only practised them at one open music session before the concert!
Community Concert on 1st April 2017
This was a successful and enjoyable event, with excellent performances from music learners attending the Group Learning Sessions, and with a performance from the singing group. We had a little bit longer to rehearse for this than for the carol concert!
Community Carol Concert 6th December 2017
We again joined in the community carol concert in 2017. Seven singers from the Strathnairn Singers performed Alleluja in Gaelic, Oh Holy Night, and Winter Wonderland, and joined in the carols in this very well organised and attended event.