MACAPELLO Melksham’s Community Choir

MACAPELLO                                                 Melksham’s Community Choir

Macapello is a Community Choir based in the Wiltshire market town of Melksham. Anyone can join the choir, even if you haven’t sung for years – and you don’t need to read music! We sing for fun and fulfilment, and welcome new singers!

We’ll be starting afresh for the new term at 7.30 pm on WEDNESDAY 26th APRIL at Aloeric School, Melksham, and every Wednesday thereafter except for school holidays. If you fancy coming along for a sing, don’t hesitate, we love having new singers and no previous experience is necessary! It’s a lot of fun and tremendously good for you. We have a regular team of about 30 singers, all friendly folk, so turn off the TV, tune up your tonsils and come along! We sing all kinds of music from folk to classical via pop and jazz classics as well as music from all points of the globe – in the last year we’ve sung music from Russia, Zimbabwe, the USA, New Zealand, France, Estonia, South America, West Africa and even composed our own song!

Who are we?
We started in 2012 and have been going from strength to strength, with around 30 regular members. Our choir leaders are Dave and Lisa King: together they have a wealth of experience of teaching singing and have a very relaxed and friendly approach – you will be made to feel very welcome!

Our members come from a variety of backgrounds and all ages and abilities however, we all love a good sing and a giggle. Many friendships have been forged over tackling a particularly tricky song!

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Lovely altos at a Christmas Songs workshop

What do we sing?
Even if you’re not a confident singer – don’t worry – you’ll find it accessible, inspiring and fun. For more experienced singers, there’s the opportunity to improvise, sing a solo and learn uplifting songs in a range of styles and languages.

We sing great songs from all around the world, ‘a capella’ (without accompaniment), in glorious 4-part harmony. No previous singing experience is necessary, and all the music is taught by ear, so no music-reading ability is required and there are no auditions.

About twice a year we aim to give a concert for family, friends and the general public – they have all been a great success so far and really important for building the choir’s self-confidence.

All the sung parts and lyrics are made available online for you to practice with, and scores are sometimes available for more complex songs.

Where?

Rehearsals take place at Aloeric Primary School, St Michael’s Road, SN12 6HN (behind the Hungry Horse West End Inn) between 7.30 and 9.30 on Wednesday evenings in term-time. Refreshments and delicious biscuits are available for 50p!

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Dave King – a multi-talented musician!

Contact

Please ring Dave or Lisa on 01225 863822 if you are interested in joining, or email dave.soundworld@googlemail.com

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