Singing for Fun was founded by Ann Hughes in 2008 and the choirs have been entertaining audiences, raising thousands of pounds for local charities each year ever since.
Caroline Sharpe took over as director in September 2018 and currently runs 6 groups comprising over 250 members – many of whom have been there from the start - who meet weekly during term time in different venues around the area.
Singing in a choir not only benefits mental and physical health but is enormous fun. Singing for Fun East Midlands have a fully open door to anyone who fancies having a go at singing. We sing a wide variety of repertoire and have members who are seasoned singers as well as those who are complete novices with no musical experience at all. Everyone is welcome. Membership is renewed termly so there’s always the flexibility to dip in and out throughout the year and, if you can’t make your timetabled session, you can drop into any of the other groups. Welcoming, easy-going and most importantly FUN!
Caroline works as a singer, singing teacher and musical director. She has a gift for encouraging those who lack confidence in their singing to find their voices and, as well as managing a busy private teaching practice, has directed many choirs, including Music in Me, Enchanted and Per Sempre. She currently leads the Caroline Sharpe Singers, a mixed choir based in Loughborough, and the Belvoir Wassailers, as well as Singing for Fun East Midlands choirs.
Caroline trained as a baroque soprano at Birmingham Conservatoire where she completed with distinction her Postgraduate Diploma in Vocal Performance. She won the Mario Lanza Opera prize in 2009, and when not singing opera is the vocalist with Chris Hill Jazz.
Do you have questions, are you interested in joining one of our choirs?
Would you like to book our singers for your fundraising concert or community event?
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