Weekly sessions are held on Tuesday evenings during term time in Turnberries Community Centre in Thornbury, from 7:30-9:30pm.

The Choir Leader

IMG_8213My name’s Phil de la Haye. I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember. I used to be a teacher and have a lot of experience in teaching singing and music to primary age children.

I started teaching community singing to adults in 2010, and I’m passionate about bringing people together to share the enjoyment and exhilaration of singing in harmony.

I’m transgender and my pronouns are he/him. I used to be a soprano but am now a slightly croaky tenor after my voice broke five years ago!

The Ethos

The tagline says it all. Get Singing is all about singing just because you love it! There is no major commitment and no pressure. Get Singing is just about enjoying singing in harmony with other people.

Get Singing is a community choir. The sessions are open access and all abilities are welcome. You will not be asked to read music, sing on your own or be ‘tested’ to see which part you should sing. As with most community choirs we don’t use sheet music, all the songs are taught by ear. The environment is relaxed and friendly and the emphasis is firmly on fun and enjoyment rather than perfection.

Get Singing sessions are aimed at anyone who enjoys singing (even if that’s normally only in the shower) and has the desire to sing with other people. Even if you think you’re ‘no good’ at singing you will be welcome, hopefully you might change you mind once you’ve given it a try!

The Songs

The songs we sing are sourced from all over the world and are in a variety of styles (gospel, world music, folk, pop etc). Some will be simple rounds, others will be three, four (or even more) part harmony songs.

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