• Free beginners session - Swansea Carers Choir

  • Thu, 16-05-2019 at 11:30
  • The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
    The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
    SA1 5PQ Swansea
Free beginners session - Swansea Carers Choir - The Swansea Wellbeing Centre - Swansea

In collaboration with Swansea Carers Centre, the choir will be hosting six sessions for carers and former carers. These sessions are free and are funded by the Henry Smith Charity. The sessions are drop-in, so don't worry about missing a session. To book please contact Ali 653344 or ali@swanseacarerscentre.org.uk or feel free just to turn up and sing! Dates and times:The sessions in May-June 2019 are held between 11.30 and 1.30 on:Thursday 2nd MayThursday 9th MayThursday 16th MayThursday 23rd MayThursday 6th JuneThursday 13th JuneAbout the choir and venue: Swansea Carers' Choir is the only singing group of this kind in Wales. We are a user-led organisation, run entirely by and for unpaid carers (and former carers) of family and friends in the Swansea area. We meet at Swansea Wellbeing Centre on Walter Road, Sketty, on Thursdays 11.30-1.30 (term time only). We find that singing together in harmony lifts our spirits, improves our confidence and wellbeing and strengthens our friendship networks. Occasionally we perform and organise social events such as boat trips and meals.Who the sessions are for: The sessions are suitable for complete beginners (even those who think they can't sing!) as well as more experienced singers. The songs will be taught using ‘natural voice’ techniques designed to include everyone, regardless of ability and experience: all voices are welcomed into the group without audition; songs are taught by ear, so that nobody needs to read music; we sing in a circle for closer connection and go at a pace that suits the group; no-one gets left behind and no-one gets put on the spot.What the sessions involve: See our promotional video for more information: https://youtu.be/114A_sHKZos?list=PLYByB-M87v3jMjSO2tAUQR1qkeFVajMSwIn the sessions, we learn to sing in two-, three- and four-part harmonies and also learn voice skills, breathing techniques and ways to warm up the voice without causing injury. We sing a very varied repertoire including songs sung in English and Welsh and non-Western music. We have a short coffee break (with free refreshments and fruit available) at half time. Parking and Accessibility: We meet at Swansea Wellbeing Centre on Walter Road, Sketty. The venue is fully accessible - though please let us know in advance if you have any specific access requirements so we can accommodate these ahead of time. Free parking is available close to the venue, although it is sometimes difficult to find - please leave enough time to locate parking. If you don’t find parking directly outside on Burman Street, other streets to check are Rose Hill; Ffynone Road; St James's Crescent; Woodlands Terrace; Brooklands Terrace. These streets are a 5 minute walk from the venue.