Christmas 2021 Performance Dates

4th Dec – Furzefield Primary Christmas Fair
Furzefield Primary School, Merstham
3.30pm

11th Dec – Christmas Sing Along
West Central coffee shop Redhill
12pm

19th Dec – Christ Central Carol Service
Royal Albert and Alexandra Chapel
5pm

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Welcome to Sing Central Community Choir

In September 2021 there will be a new community choir in Redhill.
Sing Central Community Choir!

The choir will be open to everyone, no matter how well you can (or cannot) sing!

When and where do we meet?

Monday evenings, 7pm – 8.30pm in West Central coffee shop, London Road, Redhill.

Who is Sing Central for?

If you love to sing, then Sing Central is for you! We are a community choir, which means that we are open to everyone. There are no auditions and you don’t need to be able to read music to join. We learn songs by ear (also knows as rote) which is great fun, relaxed, and easy to follow.

The songs we will be learning have lyrics that are positive, meaningful, and affirming. Some are modern, some older, and some spiritual, but all of them are well known.

When can I sign up?

We can’t wait to meet you! Sign up today!

Our aims…

Building Community

Community choirs are great places to make new friends, have some fun, and sing your little heart out! We don’t audition anyone for our choir – we believe that anyone can come along and do something that they really enjoy, no matter their skill level. We don’t use sheet music, so it doesn’t matter if you can’t read music. Lastly, we encourage people to get to know each other and make new friends if they want to.

Having Fun

We love to laugh! At the same time as trying to do our best, we don’t take ourselves too seriously. So if you sing a few notes out of tune, come in on the chorus too early, or forget your words, we won’t get upset! In fact, we will probably laugh along with you. Sing Central is a safe place to be yourself and build up confidence. If you are feeling a bit low after the last 16 months, maybe we are just what you need!

Increasing Wellbeing

The benefits of singing have been documented for many years. Research has also shown that singing may actually help us ward off illness – a benefit that is not to be underestimated in this current pandemic situation! Here are a few scientifically proven facts:

  • Singing alters the hormones and neurotransmitters that boost your mood-state and your immune system.
  • Singing is proven to reduce stress, which is linked to many health conditions.
  • Listening to positive music for more than 5 minutes a day can improve your mood-state.
  • Engaging in music by singing or playing instruments is more effective than listening alone.
  • Singing can be good for mental well-being.
  • Group singing nurtures spiritual health and a sense of belonging.
  • Singing boosts the immune system which may help reduce frequency of illness.

They are great reasons to come and join us!

What about Covid?

This is a big subject, and we can’t cover everything here. However, we can assure you that things have been fully risk assessed and coming to choir has been made as safe as possible. We will leave individuals to decide how they feel about their own risk in joining us. Here is some information that might help you:

  • masks & social distancing will be optional
  • no questions will be asked about your vaccine status or covid history
  • hand washing stations and sanitiser will be available
  • aircon will be switched on.

More information will be issued regarding Covid regs nearer the time.

Fiona Maddox – Choir Leader

Hi – I’m Fiona, and I love to sing and make music! I hope you have found us because you love to sing too.

I’ve had over 30 years experience as a musician and singer, playing and singing in bands and choirs across the UK. I recently stepped out into a new role as a community choir manager, and loved it!

So I’m here sharing my experiences with you, in the hope that you too will make take that step when you are ready. Singing is a wonderful therapeutic activity as it creates acceptance, wellbeing, cognitive stimulation, social inclusion, micro exercise, and lots more!

Sadly the Covid19 pandemic forced us to stop meeting in Merstham, but 2021 will see the return of the Community Choir in a new form and in a new location…but will the same love for singing.

What our previous members said…