Well, simply put- it's good for you wholly. It affects your heart, spine, lungs, sinuses, it's definitely good for your headspace, and it allows you to communicate in a different way. You learn new ways to work, communicate, new languages and experiment with sound. You also stand with others to project feeling- empathy and sympathy, power and confidence- all in one place at one time. Get in touch with us, or our singers and find out why you should come and sing with us!
Sure we've done some pretty cool gigs this year- but more importantly is that we are now holding youth choir rehearsals for singers aged between 11 and 18 at Zebon Copse Centre on Thursdays from 5.15pm-6.15pm during term time. We are focussing on developing musical singers, and ensuring that their voices, breathing, response to music and their ability to work with score is properly coached. We still have a kids choir of course- get in touch for more details!
As well as supporting Phylis Tuckwell at their memory meadow celebration, so far this year we have also sung at a wedding at The Elvetham Hotel and frankly we were rather good! Or at least the singers and Pete were- I struggled in a suit. We are now looking forward to a great summer of singing. How's this- Singing + Us = Joy!
In a crazy 4 years we have accomplished so much. But despite growing, we are still a family- we all know each other better than ever and are having an absolute ball! After the summer we have 2 great gigs coming up. Why not come and see us? Details nearer the time! Oh- and we hope you are well- enjoy the summer!
Sorry that I haven't been around. Check out our Facebook page for a huge list of events that we have sung at. This Christmas we raised about £3000 for charity, sung in lots of amazing places, sang at a wedding, sang in a mansion, sang in a memorial service, in a very Christmassy pub. Oh yeah. And now we've been asked to be a featured MainStage choir at the Roundhouse in July thanks to Voices Now. And we are singing with the Opera Boys in February. And we are singing for Phylis Tuckwell in April. And there's a martial arts competition in February as well...
If you've seen our Facebook page or Twitter feed you'll have seen that Shuffletunes has been flat out! Now over 60 gigs in 3 years, £20,000 raised for charity and more and more singers joining! We've done some weird and wonderful gigs. And now we are glad to be held in the creme de la creme- Voices Now in Birmingham!
Well it got out of control when Chris Evans (Radio 2, Top Gear and most of our informative TV experiences) invited us to sing at two of his open mic nights at the Mulberry, his pub, in Chiddingfold. The choir were amazing and held their own amongst acts like These Echoes, Emma Stevens, Frank Hamilton and Seasick Steve!!!
So we have been flat out recently- the kids have performed at Sunrise in Bagshot, CRJS, CCJS, Fleet Methodist Preschool, I worked at Crookham Junior school twice, once for a concert with the Altogether choir, and once on Fantastic Friday and the adults have sung at Guildford Cathedral, The Shoulder of Mutton as a flashmob, The Elvetham Hotel for The Rotary President's dinner, Cellar Magneval and Fleet Carnival.
On Saturday 9th, we sang at Camden Market as a part of the Voices Now festival. And the choir were just awesome. Sam Lee said so! Take a look at these videos...
So on May 9th, we are singing at the Camden market and at the world renowned Roundhouse as a part of the Voices Now festival of a cappella singing. You don't need tickets to listen to us- we are on at the market at 2.30pm and at the Roundhouse at 4.30pm. I am mega proud of the choirs and I think this is a massive step up in their singing experiences. One they have earned. Look at the link!
That was some concert huh! Mediaeval barn+paella+singers+great audience+good weather= big hit!
Thanks to everyone that took part, cooked paella (Frantastic!), helped set up- Katie and Carolyn, Caz and Val, Sharon and Ruth, Di of course, Andy Quin for playing, all the singers that came along... it was just awesome! What fun! And what good feedback...
What a difference a year makes! I like being a choir where people that have been to 3 rehearsals can contribute. Where anyone with physical or any other challenge feels welcome. Where we support each other and our community and charity. Where everyone can stand proud and say 'I did that and it was fun!'
On Saturday Shuffletunes sang for the people of Fleet to raise money for Marie Curie. Just over an hour brought in £220 for a charity we support very keenly. Thanks Fleet for all the positive comments and all the smiles, tears and listens. And of course your generosity. We loved it and cannot wait to sing for you guys again!
So proud of Tongham choir! They nailed all their songs on Sunday at a fundraiser laid on by the Briar Dance Academy in Normandy! Their singing wowed the audience and helped to raise money for a very worthwhile charity!
The simple answer is LOTS! We have just performed at CRJS with the young singers- which was well received and showed how much fun Shuffletunes choirs are, we have continued rehearsals and increasing our members, and continuing to build the youth choir!
So the first youth choir at Zebon Copse on Thursday at 5.15pm went really well! The kids had amazing voices and seemed to have a lot of fun. And they made great progress as well! Split parts and some brilliant rhythm work in under an hour! Plus some technique, some voice coaching and some choir direction- it all worked out brilliantly! If you are interested in coming along- do get in touch!