Do you love to sing, or want to gain confidence as a singer? Then come along to the ‘SINGING ALOUD’. About us: we have a Choir in Hitchin, Royston, Shefford and Baldock. You don’t have to be able to read music as all songs are taught by ear. You don’t even need to consider yourself a ‘good singer’.
Just come and enjoy the pleasure of singing with others. We sing a magical mix of a-capella harmonies from a wide range of styles including pop, traditional, gospel and world songs plus anything else that takes our fancy (have a listen to some of our songs..)
Come for a ‘no obligation’ taster session (the cost is £7 for this session). If you then choose to join, the cost is £7 per session (including refreshments) paid as a termly fee (usually 12 weeks per term), but can be paid weekly, monthly etc.
Phone or e-mail Ruth (see Contact Us page) if there is anything you wish to ask before you come or if you prefer, just turn up on the night, but check term dates first.
About Ruth White (Musical Director)
“I just love singing and a song is never far from my lips. I also love passing the joy of singing on to others” says Singing Aloud director Ruth White”Ruth believes singing is an uplifiting experience that can be shared by all, and can transport you from the grind of the normal day to a truly wonderful place, leaving you revived. But it doesn’t end there…. there are also new friends to meet.Ruth was inspired to lead singing groups after attending the Unicorn ‘Voice Camp’ in 2000 (check out the Unicorn Camps website) which left her with “music ringing in my ears from every sound I heard – even the car wheels had become musical -until I joined the traffic on the M25 that is (!) – but it left me changed” She then went on to take a course in choir leadership, shortly after which she dipped her toe in the water by gathering a few colleagues together with the aim of performing at a charity event in Luton. It was a great success and it inspired her further to set up a permanent group in Hitchin and then Royston. To facilitate her love for singing and teaching songs to groups, she reduced her hours from full time to part-time to allow her more time and energy to focus on Singing Aloud.
She feels it’s important open yourself up to living the life you want to live so that the things you love are an integral part of your life and not just snatched moments attached to a burgeoning routine.”Being self employed was scary at first, but you have to trust and it all comes right. I love what I do, and get a real thrill from watching everyone shed their worries and come alive when they sing”.