Local and Friendly Choir
We are a newly formed choir who enjoy singing and having fun every Tuesday evening at West Bergholt.
The aim of the choir is to bring together a group of like minded people who love to sing and make new friends along the way. We all think that singing is such an uplifting experience and makes you feel good too.
There is no need for auditions and you don’t need to be able to read music – enthusiasm is far more important! Our songs are all accompanied by either a keyboard or piano and led by a brilliant musical director.
We sing a variety of songs and mainly sing popular songs from shows, films and folk songs. sometimes in two or three parts. At Christmas we add carols to that list!
We are definitely not a ‘serious’ choir! Although we have organised several events there is no pressure to ‘perform’ In fact we just want everyone to enjoy singing, whatever their ability.
The choir offers a free taster night for potential new members. There are no need for auditions – enthusiasm is far more important! The aim is just to enjoy singing and have fun.
VOCAL ZONES CHOIR in West Bergholt, Colchester received a much needed £3715 from the National Lottery Awards!!!! A great big thank you to everyone who supports the #NationalLottery and also our choir. This grant will help us promote our choir in the local community.
Our musical director is Emma Bishton
Choir Leader, Singer, Vocal Coach, Accompanist
Whilst a classically trained singer, I enjoy singing a wide range of repertoire and I seek to use my musical skills and experience to promote singing and its benefits for people of all ages. Based on the Suffolk/Essex border, I am happy to travel across East Anglia on a regular basis, or more widely for the right occasion – I have sung Doe a Deer in Nayland, Danny Boy in Ireland, and Dallapiccola in Paris! I trained as a music therapist, and worked for 10 years with people with learning disabilities. I then moved into the field of public health – and public mental health in particular; throughout this time, I continued to work as a semi-professional singer. I now work predominantly in music but still find time for some independent evaluation work in healthcare.