Why Sally sings

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Quote Ralph Waldo EmersonOur lovely chairperson, Sally Laird, is a singing addict and she attends lots of choral workshops and signs up for other one-off choir performances.  She explains, in what follows, how she feels about singing and why it is so good for her and for other people.

“What a totally stunning experience it was to sing Britten’s incredible War Requiem to a full Exeter Cathedral recently. Worth every minute of committed rehearsal from all the musical forces gathered there. And of course what can one say about Marion Wood who led us all so wonderfully. Sadly her last concert with the Exeter Music Group. My goodness how we will all miss her calm, knowledgeable, witty, entertaining, charming, intelligent leadership and conducting. Exhausted afterwards but occasions like that are very good for the soul, even if the knees etc ache a bit!

Through singing in concerts like this virtually all my life I feel I’ve made a whole lot of new friends – in every voice part!

Which is why – for all the above reasons – I should like to recommend to anyone glancing at this website and wondering about joining a choir- don’t hesitate! It can change your life.

I believe belonging to one choir sort of opens the door to knowing about opportunities to do mind-blowing things in other choirs and  leads to life enhancement and enrichment and as I’ve already suggested…having the chance to get to know lovely people with similar interests and sharing experiences with them.”


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