The LMVC’s 8 week Singing in Harmony course has just concluded after being re-instated following a two year compulsory break due to Covid 19.

This 3rd running of the course was intended to help to bring in new blood to the choir by offering a taste of what choral singing can offer to men of any age who arrived with or without musical or singing experience, as voice coaching and music theory were integral to the event.

This year, week by week, the 6 widely experienced course members all felt that they built their confidence in the understanding of and the reading of music and managed to improve their vocal capability from whatever base they started, so that in the final week, they were able to sing with the LMVC in an informal concert to a small invited audience of friends and family during which they received certificates from the choir’s president to recognise their achievements.

Lydon Gardner

It was very satisfying to be able to develop the vocal talent of these singers and was especially rewarding when all the course members who completed the course decided to join and become part of the fellowship of the choir and so adding new voices to each section of the choir

Lyndon Gardner, the course director

Some of this year’s graduates

As one of the course members remarked during the course, “singing is a holistic experience, helping developing the body, mind and spirit – a positive experience that can benefit your physical and mental health.”

Anyone can sing, it’s just a matter of degree and a willingness to have a go and see what can be achieved with a little application and experienced guidance.

But you don’t have to attend a LMVC course to have a go.

Just turn up at Trinity Methodist Church, Royland Road, Loughborough on a Thursday evening at about 7.15 or so and you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome and be guided through the evening by as friendly a group of chaps as you’ve ever met.

Why not have a go? There is no audition required and no expectation that you join the choir, only that you give it a fair chance and see how you get on.