Devonly Voices is a 60-strong choir based in Totnes, while The Singers Upstairs is a 35-strong choir based in Ashburton. Choir members come from all over South Devon including Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Ashburton and Totnes. The choirs are directed by Vicky Hadland and co-directed by Tao Hinton.
The emphasis is on having fun singing together in harmony. Our gatherings are informal and friendly and new members are always welcome. We even have a tea break! This gives us a chance to get to know each other even better.
Although many members have joined the choir from Vickys Enjoy Your Voice classes, you dont have to be an experienced singer to join in. All you need is the willingness to give it a try...
We learn by ear which means no written music although there are word sheets. We sing a wide variety of songs including rounds and harmonies from all around the world, contemporary, pop, gospel and doowap. Many of the arrangements are by Vicky and Tao.
We perform regular gigs and concerts, many for charity and to support the community. Devonly Voices and The Singers Upstairs raise over £3000 each year through their annual Concerts and Cabaret Evenings in support of WaterAid, ShelterBox, Rowcroft Hospice and other local charities.
During term times (see below), Devonly Voices meet every Thursday evening from 7-9pm at The Totnes Natural Health Centre on The Plains, Totnes; while The Singers Upstairs meet every Wednesday afternoon from 1.30-3.30pm in Ashburton Church Hall. Session costs £7.
New Members Always Welcome!
Summer Term ends: Thursday July 20th
Autumn Term starts: Thursday September 7th
The Singers Upstairs
Summer Term ends: Wednesday July 19th
Autumn Term starts: Wednesday September 6th
Harbour House Singers No session on July 4th, but an extra session on July 11th
Summer Term ends: Tuesday July 18th
Autumn Term starts: Tuesday September 12th
£3500 raised since December
We are pleased to announced that our 2016 Winter Concert
and recent Easter Cabaret have together raised £3500 for local charities.
Thanks to everyone for their generosity.