WEA Hoole Community Choir
The Hoole Community Choir is a vibrant, exciting and friendly choir to be a member of. We do a range of different material covering many different genres which is varied and interesting. It is a chance to meet new people and sing in an enthusiastic and comfortable environment. We perform at a number of local concerts and gigs which is a great way to challenge it’s members.
For the student to gain a sense of community through the aid of vocal skills and singing within a group. Vocal harmony, acapella and singing within different genres will all be an aim as well as public performances that will gain confidence for the learner.
Who is the course for?
Anyone who has the love of singing, enthusiasm and want to become part of a lovely welcoming community of people. No previous singing or choir experience necessary just turn up and have a go. There is no obligation after 1 session as the first one is
What topics will this course cover
Old and new repertoire across all different genres. Exploration of acapella singing. Singing chants from different areas in the world. Learning about and how to warm up the voice. Singing in harmony and unison.
What will it be like?
WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.
By the end of the course I should be able to:
1. Sing within a group environment. 2. Sing in a different harmony to other individuals around them. 3. Achieve at least one acapella song. 4. Perform at least one concert or public performance 5. Sing without the use of lyric sheets.
How will I know I'm making progress?
You will receive feedback on your learning progress and achievement generally verbal feedback along the way as well as through the I.E.P’s at the end of each course. Peer support and assessment is vital for the choir and all our members help each other.
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
Just yourselves and if you have any disabilities of any kind that may inhibit you in any way just come up to me at the beginning and have a quite word and I will cater to your needs.
Reading and information sources
No prior knowledge but just to research the songs given by the tutor at each session so that lyric sheets can be used less and less.
What could the course lead to?
Public and private concerts or gigs, to make new friends and to feel more confident and happy.