04:56PM, Tuesday 24 May 2016
A new choir for people ‘who can’t sing’ will launch next month at Maidenhead’s United Reformed Church.
The Tuneless Choir is being run by HR adviser Tabitha Beaven, who lives in Norden Road.
The choir with a difference will run weekly and is open to anyone who loves singing but ‘can’t carry a tune’.
Tabitha said: “The way I see it, is that you could go to the pub and do some karaoke or you could come to the choir.
“Group singing provides a wonderful ‘time out’ and is a great way to release a little of life’s pressure.
“Some people love singing but they feel embarrassed singing in public. This is a great way to improve at something and have fun. It’s a choir for people who can’t sing.
“This will be the third Tuneless choir in the United Kingdom, the first was set up in Nottingham.”
The 36-year-old who has a background in HR recently left her job to pursue something different.
She said: “I wanted a different life than I had, so I left my job in HR and have decided to give this choir a go.
“I’m also trained in yoga laughter and I’m a maths tutor.”
“We’ll have a range of feel-good tunes every week and we’ll definitely be singing some Journey.
“There’s heaps of evidence proving singing is good for your mind body and soul.
“It releases feel-good hormones, which can also decrease stress and anxiety symptoms and strengthen our immune system. No wonder we love to belt out classic power ballads in the shower when we think no one is listening.”
A launch party for the choir will be held at the church hall in West Street on Wednesday, June 8 at 7.45pm.
Tickets will cost £8.50 in advance and £10 on the door, and include welcome drinks and a voucher for a future session.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit the Tuneless Choir Maidenhead facebook page.
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