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 Joanna Benson.
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 Vicky's Enjoy Your Voice classes, you don't 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 St Andrew’s Church Hall. Session costs £7.50.
New Members Always Welcome!
Unfortunately due to the present coronavirus situation, all our groups
are currently on hold. Please watch this space for updates.
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Wishing you all hope and love during this challenging time.
Winter Concert fundraising
£1251 was raised at our 2019 Winter Concert
for The Rowcroft Hospice and Hospiscare.
Thank you to everyone for their generosity
and for coming out in such terrible weather!