Voicefinders offers opportunities to singers at all levels, from the person who is afraid to sing at all to singers who have some choral experience but may want to experience a different kind of repertoire. There are five different choirs or singing groups to choose from and development workshops held throughout the year.
Simple Harmony is a choir for beginners and rusty singers, based at Regents Park Conference Centre (Elim Church), London Road, Nantwich. We rehearse on Monday evenings from 7.15 - 9.15pm - have a look at their website here
Simply Allsorts is an intermediate choir based in Madeley, North Staffs. No auditions, but we tackle pop classics, jazz, and swing amongst other things, so some experience of singing with a choir is useful. Have a look at their website here
Dolly Mixture is a ladies close harmony group - we meet on Tuesday afternoons at the Madeley Centre, North Staffs and enjoy singing the hits by girl groups from the 1940s. 50s and 60s plus some of the more modern songs. This group is limited to 15 in order to get the right sound - you would need a voice assessment to join just to check that your voice is in the right range for the voice part we need, but it is not an audition as such. Currently we have a vacancy for a second soprano. Their website is here
Singcopation is an advanced a cappella group who enjoy meeting once every four-six weeks on a Saturday or Sunday to sing four part harmony arrangements of classics by Gershwin, Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, Kings Singers etc. We don't sing Victorian part songs or motets, neither do we tackle any religious works. This is all about the challenge of syncopated rhythms and exploring what the voice can do. The majority of us are good sight readers and this is fairly essential as we work at a fast pace during the day.
Hough WI Choir is not part of this group but is also conducted by Chris Hale - they meet on Wednesday evenings (term time only) at Weston Village Hall, Weston near Crewe and enjoy singing a wide variety of music. Currently they sing in two parts but are working towards singing SSA and are in the process of putting a singing development programme in place for women. No audition, no need to read music. Just come and enjoy. Their website is here