Resolved to do something new in 2014? Have a song in your heart that’s aching to be free? Ever thought of joining a choir? No? Well, think again.
Firstly, don’t be fooled – choirs are not just for granny. They are for everyone, every ability and musical interest. In fact in some circles choirs are the new rock-and-roll – especially when you’re belting out tunes from Talking Heads to Queen and beyond.
Community choirs like Glasgow’s Power Cut Choir and the Arches Choir celebrate song through an electric range of rock and pop sensations. All are welcome – granny, the inexperienced and the self-proclaimed virtuoso alike.
An excellent way to dip the toe into the musical waters is at one of Big Big Sing’s upcoming events. This sensational project’s mission is to get Scotland and the rest of the UK singing to celebrate the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Next up is their Big Big Sing day in Glasgow on Sunday 9 Feb. They promise to get you singing in one afternoon with songs from around the commonwealth. Even better, no experience needed.
Fit, healthy and singing
If your New Year’s resolution includes getting fit and healthy, joining a choir is just the trick. Far less sweaty than a gym, singing can help your breathing, aid relaxation and improve your wellbeing. It’s also a great for socialising. What’s not to love?
So go on, let your voice soar through song in 2014.