NORFOLK'S FRIENDLY CHOIR... come and join 

Members from all groups come together to form a large choir for some performances.

BroadBeat Breakfast Club meets the first Sunday of the month at The Earlham Arms, Earlham Road, Norwich

BroadBeat Choir welcomes new members                                FREE TASTER SESSION                             then £5 when you come along - Pay-As-You-Sing.  

SINGING SUMMER SCHOOLS  2016

Saturday 13th August & Saturday 20th August 

10am - 4pm

Bring a shared lunch

 

We will be learning and re-learning (for current members) previous songs in our repertoire to ensure we retain our harmonies and individual parts.

 

The cost of each workshop is £10 for the day, in advance.  If you attend both workshops the cost is £18.

 

Please contact Sandra if you would like to attend.

 

 

WE SING SONGS FROM THE SHOWS, CHARTS AND FILMS, PAST AND PRESENT

 

On the following pages you’ll find information about BroadBeat Choir, as well as our regular rehearsal times and any upcoming performance dates.

 

COME AND JOIN US - NEW MEMBERS ARE VERY WELCOME

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We are a fun and informal choir singing songs from the shows, charts and films, past and present. Music brings people together! We're a very varied group of people, all bound by our love of singing, and men and women of all abilities can join us. Everyone is warmly welcomed and, as well as practising hard to achieve a high musical standard, it’s all about the spirit of fun and conviviality.  

  

We have 3 main groups: The 'Men's Department', 'Hinges' and 'Brackets'.  The 'Hinges' tend to sing the main melody whilst the 'Brackets' sing accompaniment and harmonies.  We find that ladies who are Altos usually find the 'Hinges' within their range, whilst the 'Brackets' tend to be the home of our Sopranos and those with a slightly higher range than Altos.  The 'Men's Department' consists of Bass and Tenors and sometimes ladies whose voices have matured and are slightly lower than the Altos.  The men always make the ladies very welcome to their department (and they bring a sense of order! Sssh, don't tell the men I said that).

 

Do I need to audition to join your choir?

Absolutely not.  We welcome people of all levels and abilities.  People are often shy to begin with when they start singing with the group but once they realise no-one is staring at them they relax and really enjoy themselves!

I can't read music

That doesn't matter.  We learn mainly from lyric sheets and by ear.  Some people like to look at the music and jot down some notes but it isn't necessary.  In the future music may be available for some songs but you would only need to follow the words.

I'm not sure of my voice type

It's fine we'll help you with that when you get here.  We have a 'Men's Department', 'Hinges' who tend to sing the main melody and for a slightly lower range / typically 'Alto', and 'Brackets' who tend to sing accompaniment, harmonies and are the higher voice range.  Some people prefer to sing the main melody and if they want to do that I'm perfectly happy.  The groups sometimes divide to provide further harmonies, but often there will be just 3 sections.

How much does it cost?

We don't have joining fees or direct debits.  You pay just £5 when you come along and that includes refreshments, but please bring your own mug so I don't have to wash up.  If you come along to 2 sessions in one week the second costs just £3.   PAY-AS-YOU-SING.

BroadBeat Choir - for adults who love to sing

Sandra Edwards is the Musical Director and Founder of BroadBeat Choir.

 

In 2012 I formed BroadBeat Choir because I couldn't find a choir that I wanted to join.  I wanted a choir that was fun, sang songs I knew, that I only paid for when I went and was lighthearted. Little did I know then how the BroadBeat 'family' would grow not only in numbers, but thanks to our wonderful members, become so much more than just a choir.  We have supported a different local charity each year by receiving donations for whole choir performances.  Individual members have also raised money through sponsorship and holding coffee mornings.  We have also sung at member's weddings and supported them in other groups they belong to.  Our members' ages range from twenties to eighties.  We learn songs by ear so there is no need to be able to read music, lyric sheets and song parts can be accessed via the members' area of the website so you can practice between sessions and catch up if you've not been able to attend.

 

Our annual birthday party brings everyone together as we entertain and support each other, with some members performing in small groups or solos.  Performance pieces are closely guarded secrets and members get together and rehearse outside of the sessions.  We also have a Breakfast Club, meeting on the first Sunday of each month at Cafe Britannia at the Norwich Prison.  Early birds get there for 9am but I've not made it before 9.30am yet!  

 

When you join BroadBeat Choir you will be joining a wonderful group of people who are caring, supportive and great fun to be with.  Come along and see for yourself, you can join at any time.  It's a great opportunity to meet new people and make friends.  Bring along a mug for tea break.

 

Sandra

 

 

Children Love To Sing Too - that's why we are starting a children's section called 'Raising Voices Youth Choir'.

BROADBEAT CHOIR

 

Come and join us...

 

MONDAYS

Norwich BroadBeats

City of Norwich School, 6th form common room - first building on the left as you drive through the gates.

7.15pm - 8.45pm

 

TUESDAYS

Broadland/Wroxham BroadBeats 

 

AS FROM OCTOBER 2015 BROADLAND BROADBEAT WILL BE AT 'THE HUB' IN WROXHAM (opposite The Avenue)

7pm - 8.30pm

 

THURSDAYS

Neatishead BroadBeats 

New Victory Hall, main hall

1.30pm - 3.00pm

 

PAY-AS-YOU-SING £5, includes refreshments (please bring your own mug).  If you attend 2 groups in a week the second costs just £3 - and yes you still get a cuppa!  


Tel: 07899 676560

Email: sandraedwards@

broadbeatchoir.co.uk

 

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