Sunday, 12 January 2014

Secret Singers are a Secret No Longer

The not so secret 'Secret Singers'
Penny Richardson from Our Lady Queen of Peace parish reports:
"Around two years ago, Shoreham-by-sea parishioner, Antonia Hyatt introduced the idea of forming a 'Secret Singing Club' the idea being that there were probably many people in the parish who would love to sing informally but were afraid to join a choir in case they didn’t sound good or in case they had to read music! At first just a few people came quite nervously (myself included) and found that it was actually great fun, we didn’t feel silly and didn’t need to read music. They have a tremendous repertoire ranging from Hallelujah, to John Lennon’s Imagine to Beyonce’s Telephone Song and even a few more sacred numbers!

So just before Christmas the group arranged a sing-along for the parish. Around 50 people came along and joined in with the 'Secret Singers' and sang a variety of Christmas songs as well as listening to the Singers perform some of their more elaborate pieces really beautifully. I am sure that many people were encouraged to come along and join in the weekly sessions after realising that singing makes you feel so good.

Coffee, tea and mince pies were provided and there was a raffle raising funds for the SVP.

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