Welcoming, easy-going and most importantly FUN!
Singing for Fun welcomes anyone who fancies having a go at singing. Some of our 300 members are seasoned singers and others are complete novices with no musical or singing experience at all. Many of the members have been with the group since it was founded by Anne Hughes in 2008. Since 2018 Singing for Fun has been directed by Caroline Sharpe.
Caroline is a choir leader who has a gift for encouraging those who lack confidence in their singing to find their voice. 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, and when not singing opera is the vocalist with Chris Hill Jazz.
From September 2021 weekly sessions will take place on:
Tuesday morning at Rothley
Wednesday morning at Quorn
Wednesday afternoon at Tilton on the Hill
Thursday afternoon at Thurmaston
Thursday evening at Woodhouse Eaves
Some sessions will continue to take place on Zoom during the Autumn term.
If you would like more information or would like to try a session online then:
Singing in a choir not only benefits mental and physical health but is enormous fun.
Our repertoire is varied so there is something for everyone. As well as songs we learn exercises and techniques to help with breathing and vocal range. We often use sheet music but you don't need to be able to read music to take part as rehearsal tracks are provided.
Concerts are held at Christmas and throughout the Summer term when the choirs entertain audiences in Leicestershire and beyond, raising thousands of pounds for local charities.
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.