With autumn setting in, pop choir Some Voices has announced plans to launch in Stroud and brighten up those darker evenings, this September 2022.
Since the initiative started life in London back in 2010, singers from Some Voices have gone on to perform original arrangements of popular tracks on The Russell Howard Hour, BBC Radio Two and most recently, The Last Leg and the Royal Variety Show.
Promising feel-good fun and an environment where everyone feels included (in social events, as well as singing), 'the UK's most exciting non-audition pop choir' was founded by vocal artist and composer Laura Howe to make singing accessible to all.
It now has choirs in towns and cities all over the country, including Brighton, Cambridge, Newcastle and York, with Stroud one of the latest additions to its growing roster - and a first for Gloucestershire!
Heading up the new choir in Stroud is Sophie Winter, who recently moved to Stroud and previously led rehearsals in London.
‘Leading a Some Voices choir is the best fun; the arrangements are awesome and the vibe is really joyful. You can’t help but leave feeling uplifted at the end of each session’ she said.
‘I am so excited to bring the Some Voices magic to the gorgeous community of Stroud – I think the combination will be pretty special’, Winter added.
The Some Voices Stroud choir will meet at Stroud Congregational Church Hall on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 8.30pm, starting on 14 September 2022.
End of term gigs round off each block of 10 weekly sessions, with 'Choir Actually' chosen as the theme for the winter term, inspired by one of the UK’s favourite festive films.
Members of the choir will rehearse up to 10 songs from Love Actually, including hits such as All I Want For Christmas, Jump (For My Love) and All You Need is Love.
The winter term runs from September to December, with free taster sessions available to book online now and no auditions required.
For more information, visit somevoices.co.uk/stroud.