A small percentage of people are actually tone deaf. But a lack of confidence and practice can mean a lot of others can’t sing in tune, which is known as being "tuneless". Many of these people have been told at school to stop singing, or by their partners or children. We believe it's everyone's right to sing like no one is listening! The first Tuneless Choir started in Nottingham earlier this year. Gosforth resident Ann 'Minty' Nicol saw it on the telly and decided one was needed in Newcastle. She's been delighted to find the wonderful Ashleigh Lowes, a project musician at The Sage and graduate in Community Music, to lead the choir.
We'll sing for around an hour and a half with light refreshments in the middle. The aim is to have a great deal of fun stomping through well known songs by the like of Queen, Abba, Beatles, Frank Sinatra, etc. etc., gaining all the social, physical and emotional benefits that singing in a choir can bring. So come along if you are a football widow, or need a break from shopping, or just want to do something without a care! - come and let out your inner Elvis or Adele!
We meet mostly alternative Saturday's from 2pm until 3.30pm. There'll be a £7 charge if you pay as you go (£10 for anyone's first time), or you'll be able to pay upfront for the 8 sessions from 1st October to 14th January for only £40.