Jersey Island Singers is a group of adults who meet weekly because they love singing.
The benefits that singing brings to our hearts and minds is well-known and the health benefits are in line with current thinking about de-stressing, boosting self-esteem and meeting new people.
There are many people across Jersey who can sing, but often the barrier of joining a ‘choir’ holds people back. With the change in seasons around the corner, and with children starting the new school year, September is a time for new challenges and starting new hobbies. If you haven’t sung for years, have never really given it a go, or you have enjoyed the odd karaoke evening and want to try something different, then this challenge could be for you. Why not try join the Jersey Island Singers at one of their rehearsals to see what they do?
Each Tuesday in September there will be an open door rehearsal to enable prospective new members to see what singing in a choir is really all about. The first of these, on 6th September will be the choir’s first week back after the summer break, meeting at 7pm. If you wish to attend any of the Tuesday evening rehearsals, you can contact the Jersey Island Singers here or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Francis Murton, Jersey Island Singers’ Conductor and Musical Director explained: “We have always taken singing seriously. We have a long tradition of performing with local musicians and international artists but we have travelled internationally too, singing in Salzburg and Berlin to name two places.
“We want to continue that tradition with the choir but we also want to grow while still enjoying making music together. Bringing that message to singers in Jersey is an important part of what we do and by having a varied programme of events and concerts we hope to encourage more people to come to hear us and to join us. What will we do: well, in short it’s about community, commitment and creating music”.
The choir will be performing Faure’s ‘Requiem’ on November 19th. Autumn’s rehearsals will be preparing for this concert whilst practicing some other well-known pieces.