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.
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 Spring 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 usually sing from sheet music and learn songs in two, three or four part harmony but it's not necessary to be able to read music. We sing a lot of songs arranged or written specially for community choirs, folk and traditional songs, musical theatre numbers, sacred songs and well-known popular songs.
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.
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.