Your Invitation to Join the Pye Hill and District Male Voice Choir
If you are interested in joining the choir, you are invited to come along to practice which is held each Monday evening at 7.30 p.m at the Dale Club, Main Road, Jacksdale, NG16 5HR, excepting Bank Holidays. Jacksdale is situated just within the Nottinghamshire border and is easily accessible from both Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire locations where its membership is equally drawn. We have members from Nottingham, Ilkeston, Ravenshead, Kirkby in Ashfield, Somercotes, Leabrooks, Ripley, and a variety of other local areas. The A38 slip road at Somercotes and Junction 28 of the MI South Normanton leave you with no more than a 15 minute journey to practice. When you arrive you will find free parking, a warm welcome and a bar with reasonably priced drinks.
Joining the choir could not be easier. No audition is required. If you are new to singing, you will be helped by the Musical Directors and experienced mentors at Tenor, Baritone and Bass who will be only too pleased to give you every support and assistance. If you are a shift worker, or have caring responsibility and can’t attend every practice, you are encouraged to still join. Obviously, it will take a little longer to learn songs, but you will still get there in the end! Singing is for every age whether you are young, or not so young and is known to be physically and emotionally good for you.
On your first visit you may wish to listen for a time before joining in. You are welcome to do this, or you may decide to have a go straight away. In concerts you should experience a finished performance to each song. That takes a lot of practice and often getting it wrong individually and collectively in rehearsal before songs are mastered. This does not happen overnight for the choir or individual members, including experienced members who have been with the choir for many years.
Being part of the choir is not expensive. We encourage members to support each other and car share where convenient. Why not bring a friend or members of your family? Membership fees cover the cost of the purchase of song sheets, piano and associated equipment, practice room and payment of the Musical Directors and Pianist, which the choir could not function without. You will be given song sheets and practice CD’s and also provided with a jacket and tie when you are ready to sing in concerts.
Most people who join the choir quickly make new friends and often remain with the choir for many years. Family and friends are encouraged to take part in social activities which are arranged from time to time. The choir also aims to go on tour yearly to various parts of the country and this year visited the Isle of Wight.
You may have watched TV and seen choirs formed by Gareth Malone. Why not experience the joy first hand for yourself? Don’t delay, join to-day! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!
Further details of recruitment, events and bookings are available by visiting the choir’s website on www.pyehillmvc.co.uk
Anyone who wishes to discuss membership should call Malcolm Hill on 01773 602743 or Mobile 07706036946.