SING Devon Community Choir
We meet on Thursday evenings ..7:15-9:00pm in Pomphlett Methodist Church Centre
Pomphlett Road, Plymstock,
Plymouth PL9 7BL
SING Devon Community Choir began in Plymouth in November 2015, building on the success of Exeter a year previously. The ethos is simply that we get together for the sheer joy of singing together! It’s a warm, welcoming group – we don’t do formal. We get beautiful sounds but in a way that lets us have fun and joy ourselves as we do it.
Both experienced singers and people who haven’t sung before are welcome. You don’t have to be able to read music as the teaching is by ear, but if you find it helpful ‘the dots’ are available, as well as mp3’s of all the songs and individual parts. There are no auditions.
We perform from time to time, but that’s not the main focus. It’s mostly about the joy, beauty and zing that happens on a Thursday night when we sing together! We choose songs that we find uplifting.
MAP * DATES * FLEXI-PAY * WHAT MEMBERS SAY
Morrisons is a good place to park. They don’t mind or patrol, and it is only a short walk away. If you park on the street near the Centre please don’t block anyone’s access. It has happened in the past (not by us) and has caused ill feeling. We would like to continue to be good neighbours!
Autumn 2023 term begins on 7 Sept 2023. The rest of the term dates are:
first half (7 sessions) 7/9; 14/9; 21/9; 28/9; 5/10; 12/10; 19/10
second half (6 sessions) 2/11; 9/11; 16/11; 23/11; 30/11; 7/12
Next year, spring term begins 11/01/24
People are very busy these days and like to be free to drop-in when they can, rather than commit to a whole term. Unfortunately that doesn’t work well with a choir, as it means having to teach from scratch at every session and it is impossible to build a shared repertoire of songs you can all sing as a group, at the drop of a hat. You would get very frustrated with that, believe me!
To strike a balance, we have set up a flexible way of paying. We do not want to turn people away who are struggling financially so we have a £5 per session rate for them. For those who are a bit better off we ask £7 per session and for those who can afford it comfortably we ask £9 per session. You choose which rate you can afford. Multiply it by the number of weeks in the term and there is your figure. We ask you to pay at the start of term, however if you need to spread payments we can do that. We don’t do paying weekly as it gets too complicated and takes up too much time when we could be singing.
You need to be able to do at least half the sessions in a term for continuity.
Now you have met us, we would love to meet you. When is your first free Thursday evening?
Really recommend it! Great sound, good fun – Peter, the leader is really encouraging and it’s a lovely group of people. Upbeat music which leaves you feeling uplifted! Certainly cheers these dull evenings up! » Cathy
It’s a very friendly, warm group and I have a good time. Some of the songs are quite challenging, but I can sing them, so really it’s pitched at the right level for me. I feel really upbeat afterwards – buzzy and full of energy » Tim
This is a great choir to be part of. I joined in January and am loving my weekly sings. The pieces that Peter has arranged are fun and sound great, and he teaches all the parts “by ear” so you don’t need to be able to read music (but music is available for people who find it helpful). » Charlotte
The first time I’ve sung in a choir and this is great fun and quite relaxed. My husband says I always come home in a good mood !! » Val
Great fun I have never sung in a choir before but find it very enjoyable. » Lynda
It’s uplifting – makes me feel good after I come away. It’s friendly and a good mix of people. I like how relaxed it is, not formal at all. And I love the feel-good songs » Teresa
Great time at the choir. Very enjoyable. Come along, everyone has fun. » Marie