CORONA UPDATE. We have found a way to all sing live and real time with each other using Jamulus software!!
We now have our own technician (Kath de la Harpe) who will help new members set up their computer to join us, this usually requires an ethernet cable, a 20 pound pair of gaming headphones and a download of the free software. The induction process takes about an hour, but it is worth it to be able sing in real time in harmony with other people!!
I have been a choir leader for a number of community choirs, including the National Theatre choir.
Sing Eazy is my own choir. We meet on wednesdays 11 30 – 1pm (late arrival, or early departure is fine), covid safe in my garden (and simultaneously online) opposite Peckham Rye Park, London. And, as of this month, we are starting a new session on Fridays at 6 45 pm. Members are free to come to either or both sessions. We now have members joining from across the country using the new Jamulus software. We do NOT use backing tracks, singing either acapella or with my guitar or piano. All members get simple lyric charts (with harmony notes written in), plus the option of notated choral scores and audio learning tracks. We pride ourselves on being very bold in our choice of material; most of what we want to sing can’t be found in choral arrangement books, so they are mostly my own arrangements – but sometimes we like to dive into a song we fancy on the day and make up our parts there and then. In the last few years we have sung: Lots of Neil Young, some classic Elton, Sade, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Thomas Tallis, Joan as Policewoman, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Earth Wind and Fire, plus we gathered a mob of friends and performed the choral version of my christmas single. (performance starts halfway through)
The choir is non audition, and the emphasis is on having fun and connecting with new friends, whilst developing a sense of how the language of music actually works, as related to singing. It’s also about finding a way into music as a ‘non musician’. I honestly don’t think anyone who has come along, hasn’t improved as a singer and a musician.
I was the choir leader for Goose Green Community choir for a number of years, but am all better now (only kidding).
Here also is a link to the Sing Eazy facebook page.
Anyone interested in coming along should contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
or call me on 07960288053