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Choir Profile: Sing Your Socks Off

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Location: The Methodist Church, York Street, Broadstairs CT10 1PB

Website: http://www.wantsumarts.co.uk

Email: info@wantsumarts.co.uk

Contact: Jodi Watson - 07909 565255

Group type: Non performing

Dates: Wednesday 7 - 9pm in term time

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Sing Your Socks Off

We are having such fun! Everyone is welcome to Sing Your Socks Off, an open access singing group for adults on the Isle of Thanet. Come to all sessions or just drop in as and when you can. 6/5 concessions.

We sing pieces from around the world, enjoying the wonderful harmonies created purely by the voice - no experience required though a larynx and at least one working ear is quite essential! "pure escapism!" - Janice https://www.facebook.com/SingYourSocksOff

Song of the Month

Mother Hear Me Calling

This is a heartful short chant in 3 parts that works well either as an opening or closing song to bring people into the present moment and their bodies. It's been used with groups of 20 up to 200+. It was written by Janna Goodwille after a women's retreat, and the words speak for themselves. The altos have the lead tune; the parts are easy but there's some challenge in hitting the notes and keeping the pitching on the word 'calling' to really make the harmonies sit. It also works in just 2 parts (soprano & alto).

Movement-wise, it's effective to get singers to raise their arms on the first part of the phrase and draw back placing them on the heart in the second half of the phrase. This recording is of Hackney Harmony community choir led by Sophia Efthimiou.

Download the words and music