We are always being told what’s good for us – get plenty of exercise, drink lots of water, eat a balanced and healthy diet. But now women in Surrey are getting the chance to appreciate something else that’s good for them – singing.
The award-winning women’s a cappella group, Surrey Harmony, is throwing its doors open to celebrate Barbershop Music Appreciation Day on Wednesday July 13th. Women of any age are invited to drop in and visit their rehearsal in Coulsdon from 7.30pm-10pm to see how singing produces the same endorphins as a gym workout or a bar of chocolate! Anyone is welcome to try singing the various parts, and enjoy the ringing chords that makes barbershop so special.
“The benefits of singing are now well documented”, says Surrey Harmony Director Lorraine Thomas. “It benefits us physically, emotionally and socially – every thing from sleeping better, to reducing stress and meeting new people. It’s why we love what we do”!
Surrey Harmony sings four part unaccompanied a cappella music, with a wide-ranging repertoire featuring everything from popular ballads to songs from the musicals, and pop anthems like Michael Jacksons “Thriller”, Adele’s “Skyfall”, and Elbow’s “One Day Like This”. The Chorus is currently working on a James Bond medley for a show at the Harlequin theatre in Redhill in November.
Surrey Harmony meets every Wednesday from 7.30 at Coulsdon Methodist Church Hall, Brighton Road, Coulsdon. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or register your interest at www.facebook.com/surreyharmony.