There’s about to be a whole lot more to sing about in Midhurst!
Yvonne Warren and her daughter Jess are launching a choir and anyone interested is invited to join them at a meeting next Wednesday to find about more about their plans.
It has always been the dream of Yvonne to start a choir in the town and with the help of Jess and the current chairman of the Midhurst Players Jan Demain, they have now decided to take the plunge.
The family moved to Midhurst in 2000 and mother and daughter have been involved in music and drama in the town ever since.
For the last four years Yvonne has directed and produced the Cabaret evening performed by the Midhurst Players for the MADhurst festival.
It took place in 2013 at The Spread Eagle, and then moved to the Cowdray Park Golf Club.
“It has been mum’s passion to open a choir,” said Jess, “because through doing the Cabaret she discovered how much talent there was in the town and how many people had a love of singing but there was no chance to explore it here in the Midhurst community.”
Jess added: “Our new choir is not going to be fuddy duddy and serious. Although we are going to be very professional, the sort of music we do will vary from pop and rock to jazz and blues - we are going to have a more rock feel. It’s about getting involved in the community and having fun. Midhurst has needed this for a long time.”
Mother and daughter added: “You don’t have to have singing ability or any formal training - all you have to have is a love of music - we will do the rest!
“The most important thing is for people to come along on Wednesday, October 26 when we will be explaining what we are all about. It will not be a singing evening - it’s just an informal evening to explain what we want to do and gauge interest.”
There will also be a raffle to start fund raising for the choir which will be called the Midhurst Community Choir.
The evening will be held at the South Downs Centre Memorial Hall starting at 7.30pm.
Anyone who cannot get to the meeting can contact MidhurstCRC@gmail.com
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