Saturday Singing Club
Saturday Singing Club is a fun, relaxed group run on a Saturday morning during school term time. The club takes place in the Cathedral Song School from 10-11.30am. The club is aimed at children aged between 4 and 11 years.
This term we have been focussing on good singing technique - including posture, breathing and listening to each other and our accompanist. Next half term we will learn some basic music theory and will use it to write our very own songs!
Singing Club regularly participate in services in the magnificent cathedral, including the Crib Service which takes place on Christmas Eve.
This term Saturday Singing Club will take part in the Harvest Festival Eucharist on 6 October, where they will sing their own version of He’s Got the Whole World in his Hands to fit in with the sermon theme of stewardship.
The group is run by Alice Capper, an ex-chorister at the cathedral and experienced singing teacher with a Grade 8 singing qualification. The Singing Club is extremely privileged to be accompanied by the cathedral’s Assistant Organist Geoffrey Woollatt, who has a degree in Music Performance and hold the ARCO qualification. They are also assisted by Janet Buckmaster, the choir matron, and a team of girl choristers who volunteer at the cathedral.
Children do not need to have any previous music experience, be good singers, or be able to read music to join the group. All that is necessary is a passion for singing!
The group also offers a unique training opportunity for children wishing to join Chester Cathedral Choir. The cathedral's Director and Assistant Director of Music regularly sit in on sessions, as well as hearing the group perform at cathedral services.
If you are interested in your child joining Saturday Singing Club, please contact Alice Capper on (01244) 500959 or Geoff Woollatt on (01244) 500956.
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