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EVERYVOICE

Everyman Theatre's Community Choirs

The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham has opened its doors to encourage all those who simply want to come together and share their love for singing. EveryVoice is a network of community based choirs for all ages and abilities, aiming to provide an informal and enjoyable outlet for local people in Gloucestershire to meet up, sing, and have fun.

All groups are led by Caroline Mander who trained at The Guildford School of Acting where she won 'The Outstanding Student in Musical Theatre Award.' She has appeared throughout the country in Repertory and had West End appearances in Good Rocking Tonight and Girlfriends.

EveryVoice began with 1 adult group of 8 members in 2011 and it is now offering opportunities for over 6 groups aged between 7 - 107. Caroline's successful approach to music-making is her infectious energy and enthusiasm and her ability to bring out the performer in everyone, achieving both personal and team success. All groups get the opportunity to perform at the Everyman Theatre when confident to do so.

The Everyman's philosophy is built around the accessibility of music making and members are not required to audition or have an ability to read music. The rehearsals are light hearted and explore a wide repertoire of music, something for Everyone and EveryVoice.

Our choirs are very popular and places are limited. To book your place call the Box Office on 01242 572573. PLEASE NOTE: Our Tuesday and Wednesday Happy Harmonies choirs and our Friday Laughter and Lyrics choir are currently full and at present we are not able to offer a waiting list. For further details of our choirs please contact everyvoice@everymantheatre.org.uk.

Everyvoice Spring 2017 Term

ADULT COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Happy Harmonies

Happy Harmonies These sessions are ideal for adults who love to sing and perform. Rehearsals take place in a pub location for the socialising to carry on when the singing has finished. Terms are 10 weeks and cost £75. Places can be booked by ringing the Everyman Theatre box office on 01242 572573.

Tuesday 7.00-8.30pm @ Copa or Wednesday 7.00-8.30pm @ Copa


YOUTH COMMUNITY CHOIR
Happy Harmonies

These sessions are designed for younger voices and will explore contemporary music as well as musical theatre.

Terms are 10 weeks and cost £60. Places can be booked by ringing the Everyman Theatre box office on 01242 572573.

Monday 4.30-5.30pm @ The Everyman Theatre (Matcham's) for 11 - 18 year olds or Thursday 5.00-6.00pm @ The Everyman Theatre (Langtry Room) for 6 - 11 year olds


DAYTIME COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Laughter and Lyrics

This session is for those who have some time in the day and wish to explore songs and sounds that provide a real feel good factor and will have you skipping back home or to work

Terms are 10 weeks and cost £60. Places can be booked by ringing the Everyman Theatre box office on 01242 572573.

Friday 10.30-11.30am @ The Everyman Theatre (Matchams Bar)


Golden Voices

These sessions are for those who have enjoyed a lifetime of music and still wish to sing with other like minded people in their golden years.

Terms are 10 weeks and cost £60. Places can be booked by ringing the Everyman Theatre box office on 01242 572573.

Monday 3.00-4.00pm @ The Everyman Theatre (Matchams Bar)


Babes in Arms Community Choir

This group is for parents who would like to sing but have preschool children to take care of.

Terms are 10 weeks and cost £60. Places can be booked by ringing the Everyman Theatre box office on 01242 572573.

Monday 10.00-11.00am @ The Everyman Theatre (Langtry Room)


WHY SHOULD YOU WANT TO JOIN A CHOIR?

The Everyman Theatre is for everyone and being a part of a choir is a pursuit that knows no age, gender, economic, geographical or social boundaries, and one which offers considerable benefits.

Singing is a healthy pursuit which has physical and psychological reward. Singing stimulates the production of antibodies which lowers the likelihood of upper respiratory infection and increases lung function and breathing. It also reduces stress and improves mood (Hallam, 2006), and there are many neurological benefits too.

Moreover, singing involves a disciplined approach to the care of the voice. The processes involved in communal singing, such as warm-up, breathing and toning exercises, encourage singers to take care of their voices and general health. This is a valuable strategy to adopt early in life.

What better way to express your creativity, meet new friends and develop a range of skills than to join one of our choirs?