We are a friendly bunch of people who get together to sing.
Actually there is a bit more to it than that.
We sing at about 12 -15 events per year, such as festivals, fêtes, weddings, funerals, and of course concerts.
Our repertoire includes a very wide range of music, not just traditional gospels and spirituals, but African songs, modern songs and standards. They are usually arranged specially for us by our director Penny Hastings in 4 part harmony.
Anyone can join.
There are no auditions!
You don't have to be a brilliant singer either
Best of all there are no fees! (but we do accept donations to pay for the rehearsal hall)
Hear us sing
You don't have to be able to read music
We normally meet for practice on Monday evenings 7:45-10.00 during school term times at
Central Hall, St. Mary St. Southampton SO14 1NF
We are in the Small Hall on the left of the picture. Access is through the back door which is in the car park on St. Mary St.
It's fun. Apart from singing there is tea and biscuits and sometimes cake as well
If you want to sing with us or perhaps book us to sing at your event, please
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On Monday 16th March we met at the Central Hall, only 8 of us, and obediently stayed 2m apart.
Sadly there's no picture of this.
Since then, as singing together is one of the more risky activities we have been meeting for weekly chats on the Zoom video-conference platform.
We are working on recording a few songs with each singer in isolation using the Soundtrap website
and Audacity audio
All events at which we were to sing have been cancelled or postponed. We are hoping to be able to meet again soon, but the situation is uncertain as singing together is one of the higher risk activities, as mentioned in this article:
In keeping with government advice about suspending non-essential social contact, we will not be meeting as usual, but watch this space for news of the hoped-for resumption.
Here's our first attempt at recording each part individually, the gospel song Gonna Build a Mountain