All new for West Devon Folk Choir

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By WrenMusic at 15:30 on 04/01/13

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It's all new for the Voices In Common West Devon Folk Choir! The 30-strong vocal group kicks off the New Year in a new venue, and invites new members to come along and join them. Rehearsals will be held in the Church Hall, Market Street, Okehampton EX20 1HN, on Tuesday evenings from 7.00 to 9.00pm, starting on 8th January.

The West Devon Folk Choir is now in its fifth year, and is led by Paul Wilson, Music Director of Devon's folk arts charity Wren Music, who has over thirty years experience as a professional singer, songwriter, composer, performer and music educator.

The choir has performed at major folk festivals such as Sidmouth FolkWeek and performs at community events and concerts throughout the year. Traditional and folk songs are at the heart of the choir repertoire, and local material is mixed with world music as well as newly written pieces. This term they will be learning new songs written specially for them by the composer Tim Laycock, commissioned with the support of the BBC Performing Arts Fund.

The choir is open to people of all ages over 16, and all voices are welcome. There are no auditions, no prior experience of singing is necessary, and you do not need to read music as the songs are learned primarily by ear. New members are welcome to join at any time.

Membership is £70 for the ten-week term or £9 per week and concessions are available for full-time students and people in receipt of income-related benefit.

Further information on Wren Music's full programme of adult and youth folk choirs, orchestras and bands, concerts and dance events throughout Devon, as well as CDs, song and tune books and other publications can be found at or by telephoning 01837 53754.

Date: Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Repeats: Every Week until Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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