Choir (U3A Harmony)
You need to be a member of Bedford U3A to join this group.
|Group Leader:||Heather Constantine|
|Time:||1.30pm to 3.00pm every Tuesday up to 16th July 2019 except 22nd January and 16th and 23rd April. Resume 10th September.|
|Venue/Location:||St Mark’s Church, Calder Rise, Brickhill, Bedford, MK41 7UY|
|Vacancies:||New members welcome|
Our 2019 Summer concert will be at 3pm on July 20th at St Mark's Church, Calder Rise, Brickhill, Bedford.
|Can you guess what||Heather &||Starting a new piece|
|the men are singing?||Pat|
|Answer at the foot|
|of the page|
We sing all kinds of songs from jazz standards, folk songs, classical pieces, show tunes, pop songs and even the occasional madrigal.
Our songbook currently includes:
|As Long As I Have Music||A Professional Pirate||Billy Boy|
|Flow Gently Sweet Afton||Friends Forget The Cares||La Mer|
|Messing About On The River||My Heart Will Go On||The Arethusa|
|The Trout||The Wreck Of The Sloop John B||Deep River|
|The Water Is Wide||The Lark In The Clear Air||The Lord Bless You And Keep You|
|The Owl And The Pussycat||Shenandoah||Sine First I Saw Your Face|
|Skye Boat Song|
We put on a Summer Concert each year. We perform at the U3A Carol Service. And for the first time in March 2018, we took part in the Bedfordshire Music Festival. We MAY take part again....
THE SCIENCE BIT
The benefits of singing have been proved. Singing exercises the brain AND the body, and improves breathing, posture and muscle tension. Singing in a choir has been shown to release neurochemicals such as β-endorphin, a natural painkiller responsible for the 'high' experienced after intense exercise. It's possible that music can play a role in sustaining a healthy immune system by reducing the stress hormone cortisol and boosting the immunoglobulin A antibody.
TO PUT IT ANOTHER WAY everyone leaves their choir practice smiling and with a spring in their step!
NO AUDITIONS. IF YOU CAN SPEAK, YOU CAN SING!!!
Click on the link or all about the choir to see all this another way.
There is Nothing Like A Dame