Contemporary Music Choirs
Would you like to sing in a contemporary mixed choir?
Even if you have never sung harmonies in a choir before, or have been in other choirs, Remix Voices may be the very thing for you. The rehearsals are exciting, stimulating and fun, while always working towards high musical standards.
Remix Voices are modern secular choirs, based in Guildford and Woking in Surrey, and Reading in Berkshire. As community choirs, the friendship between the singers is a vital ingredient of our ongoing success.
We sing the very best popular songs from the 1960's to the present day. Music from Adele, Carly Simon, The Kinks, Tears For Fears, Elbow, The Isley Brothers, REM, and other popular artists are typical of the songs we are singing at the moment. This term we also have seasonal songs from Slade, Shakin' Stevens and our version of a Bing Crosby/David Bowie duet. In the Spring term 2017 we will be learning songs by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The Doobie Brothers and a tribute to Leonard Cohen. The singers in the choirs often suggest songs and we aim to include as many as we can in our repertoire.
Remix Voices is a mixed voice choir, singing modern popular songs in harmony from memory. There are three vocal parts:- Soprano, Alto and Bass, although the Bass part is not low, and would also suit most Tenors. There are a moderate number of songs in the repertoire at any one time to make the learning achievable.
All vocal parts spend some of the time on the melody, and some of the time on the harmony.
All singers in Remix Voices will need to have, or develop, the ability to:-
- sing in tune without vibrato
- blend their voice in with other singers' voices
- learn and memorise melodies
- learn and memorise harmony parts
- learn and memorise lyrics
Prospective singers are welcome to attend a free rehearsal in most of the weeks advertised on this website. See the Rehearsals web page for the dates of the next rehearsals. Please note that there are certain rehearsals where it may not be possible for prospective singers to attend. Please email email@example.com before coming along to be on the safe side.
Previous experience is not necessary, and you will not need to take a formal audition. Prospective singers will need to have a simple, friendly, voice check if they decide that they would like to join the choir. This will comprise a check, done in private, of pitch awareness and vocal range to confirm that Remix Voices is a suitable choir to join.
Although the ability to read music is initially an advantage, there is no requirement for this, as all songs will be taught at rehearsals and backed up with audio files. In the end it is more important to be able to sing from memory. Guidance will be given on the best way to learn the repertoire.
For a flyer in printable pdf format, please click here.
Remix Voices has a high standard of visual presentation, but this does not involve choreography. If you love singing and prefer to concentrate on a great musical performance, without any distractions, then this is the choir for you.
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READING evening rehearsalsMonday evenings 7.45 pm to 9.30 pm
GUILDFORD evening rehearsalsWednesday evenings 7.45 pm to 9.30 pm
WOKING evening rehearsalsThursday evenings 7.45 pm to 9.30 pm
GUILDFORD morning rehearsalsFriday mornings 9.45 am to 11.30 am
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