Thursdays during school terms
Kinloss Church, Findhorn Rd, Kinloss, 7pm - 9pm
Website > www.forresbigchoir.info
Video: "Singabahambayo Thina" (On Earth an army is marching). Bill Henderson leads this South African freedom song that has been in the community choir repertoire for many years.
Part of the Forres Big Choir 10th birthday Big Sing, January 2014.
Tuesdays during school terms
St John's Church, Forres, 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Male community choir
With David Harrison & Bill Henderson
Singing: The key to a long life
“ I believe that singing is the key to long life, a good figure, a stable temperament, increased intelligence, new friends, super self-confidence, heightened sexual attractiveness, and a better sense of humor. ”
“ I believe in singing to such an extent that if I were asked to redesign the British educational system, I would start by insisting that group singing become a central part of the daily routine. ”
The Findhorn Festival of Sacred Dance, Music and Song is in its 25th year. Once again there is an opportunity to join in this "band built from scratch" for the week of the 16th to 22nd July. ALL musicians are welcome whether or not you have been part of any of my bands before. Come along why don't you?? AND tell all your musical friends.
Saturday 20 May — Friday 26 May 2017
Glebe Barn Hostel, Isle of Eigg, Scotland
Fully catered 7-day singing workshop/holiday on a wonderful Hebridean Island
Back from the 10th "Singing on the Isle of Eigg" holiday, blissed out by a week of wall-to-wall sunshine; a lovely, lovely group of singers; some wonderful food as ever from our cooks, Kunie and her assistant Seiko; some grand walks (no mention of the skinny dipping in Loch nam Ban Mara please); fantastic views from the new sun room at the wonderful Glebe Barn; a splendid evening of singing at Norah's place (Earth Connections Centre which is the old Big House now put to a much better use as a Sustainability Centre); a glimpse of some of the newly discovered archive videos of Eigg (courtesy of Lucy Conway); a stunning afternoon trip to neighbouring Muck and of course, a great deal of fantastic singing, all finished off on our last evening by a wee ceilidh where we heard many songs, poems, tunes and more. Dates for next year already set (under pressure from people already wanting to book) as May 20th - 26th. Get in touch if you want to know more.
> Photos of the 2016 holiday ...
This week in May 2017 will be the 11th year of this singing holiday on the wonderful Hebridean Island of Eigg, one of the Small Isles; a week of singing, walking, laughter, merriment and, of course, delicious fully-catered food.
This week is open to singers of all levels, and I will suit the repertoire to the ability of the group. Teaching will be mostly by ear so you do not have to read music.
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Saturdays fortnightly during school terms
Moray Steiner School, Forres, 10am - 12noon
You have probably seen the Scratch Orchestra at the annual “Festival of Music, Song and Dance” at Findhorn, perhaps danced to the music. You may have been part of the orchestra once or maybe more. In response to many requests over the years, this is now a regular ongoing event, under the name of "Uncle Bill's Elastic Band"!
All instruments and all levels of experience welcome. We explore a wide variety of music.
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