What our members say about being in the choir!
A few words from Jeff …
Jeff has been a member of the choir for many years singing with the Tenors. He regularly partakes in concerts as well as open-mic nights and always enjoys the singing experiences with the choir.
If this sounds like something you would like to be part of – please join us on a Wednesday evening at Barnstaple Rugby Club.
A great stress reliever…
“The Voice Community Choir are a lovely bunch of caring people and the singing is enormous fun and a great stress reliever. ”
Ley H. Alto. Member since 2016
I was sold!
“When I walked unannounced through the door for my first choir rehearsal nine months ago, I received the most genuinely warm and wonderful welcome. After I had giggled my way through the warm up exercises with everybody else, I was blown away by Jackie, the beautiful songs and the singing. I was sold! Little did this amazing group of people know that it was just what was needed at that time and was a turning point in my new life in Devon. Just one example of how The Voice Community Choir is a true community. The music unites us and I believe you can clearly see and hear this when we sing together.”
Julie J. Soprano. Member since 2016
I always thought that I couldn’t sing
“I was one of those people who always thought ‘I can’t really sing’. Despite singing all the time at home or driving in the car … I would never volunteer to sing in public! But when I joined the choir … I made a discovery: the Tenor section! I learned that I didn’t have to reach those high notes that I normally couldn’t reach. Those notes were left to the Sopranos. Finding ‘my place’ in the choir made such a difference to my attitude towards singing. I have gained so much confidence since singing with The Voice Community Choir …and more than anything it is incredibly good fun. I love that fact that everyone is welcome – and that you don’t need to read music or have had any previous experience. I totally recommend that everyone has a go singing with us …. as it is not necessarily what you would expect.”
Rebecca M. Member since 2014
Wednesday is the best day of the week …
“The nicest bunch of people you are likely to meet! It can seem a bit daunting at first but we’re such a friendly bunch, with lots of other events going on when not singing! Wednesday is the best day of the week! My job is fairly stressful but from the moment I get to choir, all thoughts of work fly out of the window! I usually wake up singing the next morning! I have been a member since the choir was formed and have loved every minute of it!”
Julie E. Alto. Member since 2010
The best medicine …
“I have been a member of the choir for about 3 years now, the choir is the best medicine anyone ever needs, you feel great after a practice night and even better on a concert night, if it wasn’t for the choir I’m not sure how I would of coped in the last couple of years, we are like a large family and would do anything for each other, which really does mean a lot.”
Lissa W. Soprano. Member since 2013
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