Sing Club to create new cross-community choir in Limavady
Mon, February 05, 2018
An exciting new good relations project gets underway this week in Limavady.
Sing Club cross community choir members will meet for their first workshop on Tuesday 6th February. Local adults booked out the 40 available places in record time to take part in this eight-week project which is funded by The Executive Office and managed by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council.
Sing Club has drawn local people from all backgrounds, ages and capabilities who will sing together in this new project. But it is much more than just a choir. Siobhan Heaney will lead the workshops using the SingTonicity method - a unique method of looking after your mental and physical health. Workshops will include relaxation techniques, vocal exercises, breathing and stress relieving exercised, tribal sounds, group unison and harmony singing plus lots of empowering fun and laughter. SingTonicity believes that “if you can talk you can sing” making the workshops suitable for all capabilities.
In addition to learning a number of contemporary songs under Siobhan’s guidance, local singer-songwriter Paddy Nash will work with the group throughout March to create a new song. This will reflect members’ sentiments towards the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, considering the journey of the past two decades and aspirations for the future of Northern Ireland residents. Members will perform their new repertoire at a showcase performance in April.
Showing her support for the project, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Joan Baird OBE, said: “I’m delighted to see so much enthusiasm, and I’ve no doubt there will be countless benefits for those taking part. Sing Club is founded on the belief that singing can make a positive contribution to health and wellness. Add to that the commonality that is created by singing together as a group, plus the sense of empowerment that comes from creating a song together and you have a combination which promises to create an interesting and fun project for all involved.”
Sing Club will run each Tuesday throughout February and March from 7pm to 9pm at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre. All places have been booked up at this stage, but if you are keen to get involved in the future or would like to add your name to the waiting list, please email your details to Shauna.McNeilly@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk