Horsham Harmony is a daytime choir, meeting on Wednesday mornings in the centre of Horsham. It is aimed at those who are at home during the day, including retirees, home workers, carers, mums and dads.
The repertoire we choose includes favourite technicolor musical numbers, pop songs arranged for choirs, music hall favourites, folksongs, spirituals, Taise-style rounds and well-loved choral classics. There will be one or two challenges along the way, too!
This choir encourages people to exercise their musical muscles and learn new skills including note-reading. But all in good time! We take a very gentle pace of learning our music, preparing two main charitable performances a year—one in the summer and one at Christmas. We have termly breaks. We are ambitious in our goals, you won’t be miles behind on your return from a well-earned holiday or two!
Each session starts with a gentle, fun physical and vocal warm-up. You learn a little every week about vocal technique. Music is set at a pitch that is comfortable; harmony lines and rhythms are kept simple; great backing tracks are developed to give ample support to voices and we also sing with piano accompaniment. You don’t have to read music to be a member but this is a skill which everyone in the choir is working towards; you can sing the tune line or the harmony line, depending on your confidence and ability. A separate DropBox folder contains rehearsal files to sing along to, which are particularly helpful for those with limited note-reading skills.
Horsham Harmony is in demand as a group that loves to sing in for free in care homes, hospitals and charitable events. If you’re free on a Wednsday morning and you are a position to ‘give back’ to the community, then this is the choir for you.