Fledgling group of enthusiastic singers making their voices heard in Letchworth

Choir leader Alex Holmes and choir members Helen Davis and Dorrie Randall.

Choir leader Alex Holmes and choir members Helen Davis and Dorrie Randall. - Credit: Archant

A fledgling group of enthusiastic singers are making their voices heard in Letchworth.

Our Local Event – which was created earlier this year to bring communities together in song – held its second choir session at Mrs Howard Memorial Hall last week with choir leader Alex Holmes taking the reins for the first time.

The choir – which sang energetic renditions of Bob Dylan’s Make You Feel My Love and Elvis Presley’s Hound Dog last week – is aimed at people in retirement, but all ages and abilities are welcome.

Rachel Brown, who founded Our Local Event with her father, Mike, said: “Choir leader Alex Holmes led a fantastic session and a great time was had by all.

“Feedback has been very positive so we look forward to building up numbers and creating a social event which is the highlight of the week.

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“It was lovely to hear some harmony coming through at the first session and now we just want more voices to add to the group – male members are very welcome too.

“When I started planning the choir I wanted to create something positive for other locals to enjoy, and something I could enjoy being part of myself.

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“I found a lot of research that said singing was really great for the brain – for boosting all the happy hormones and making you feel good – and I feel that’s exactly what we did in our first session with Alex.

“So now I just want to spread the word and watch this grow.”

The singers meet every Wednesday at 12 noon to 1pm at the Mrs Howard Memorial Hall in Norton Way South. Our Local Event offers a free first taster and after that makes a weekly charge on a session by session basis.

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