About us

 

We are a mixed voices choir based in Derby. 

 

We currently have around 

50 members each week

 

Our songs include Abba, Adele, Metallica, Musicals and many more popular classics covering over half a century.

 

We are always on the look out for anyone who wants to come & sing, so why not contact us to arrange a free first session - No auditions, no tests, just come and have a sing!

Our Music Director

Robin was demonstrating a love for singing and music from a very early age and a serious musical life began for him at age eleven, when he learnt the trombone and joined a local brass band. He then was attracted to the piano and the folk guitar. Robin has spent most of his life in music, and studied music drama and theology at university, gaining a BAhons and MA, followed by qualifying as a teacher with a Cert Ed. Robin has wide experience of the performing arts through musical theatre, performing as a singer within several bands and appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. After University Robin embarked on a career teaching music at schools in Yorkshire and in Derbyshire including – one of his favourite jobs - Head of Music at Ecclesbourne School, where he taught for six years

A Message from Robin, our Musical Director

To anyone who would like to join a choir but feels reluctant to try;

Singing in a choir is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable of activities, having proven physical and mental benefits and it has no age barriers.

I have taught many pupils, both in schools and adults in male voice and mixed choirs who initially felt reluctant to explore their singing potential. Many people think they can’t sing, however, most can but finding their natural pitch and range is usually the problem, but this can be discovered by an experienced voice coach. I have found very few hopeless cases.

Not everyone has a quality of voice, or the confidence, to sing solo but even average voices, when harmonised with other singers of differing vocal ranges combine in a well led choir, the results can be stunning and bring spine tingling enjoyment to audiences.

Best wishes

 

Robin