Laura Marshall


Devon: Plymouth Community Choir, Dartmoor Harmony in Chagford and Riversong in Bovey Tracey.


I currently run three community choirs open to all, and a small harmony group.

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I have been running Riversong for six years and now have experience running two other community choirs, Rowcroft Hospice choir – now handed over – and Plymouth Community Choir. I am currently holding Dartmoor Harmony for Bee Denning. My choirs are warm and welcoming, whether you are an experienced singer or new to choirs.

Our repertoire is varied, with everything from simple jazzy rounds to full-bodied folk songs from around the world. We occasionally sing popular songs, but I mainly teach material written for or arranged specially for natural voice choirs as these are so rich and varied. I teach songs in harmony, and find that even the most inexperienced singer can hold a harmony part when supported by others. This is the joy of singing together in groups. I can often provide a more challenging part for the confident singers, whether a solo or a more tricky additional harmony. This keeps everyone interested and provides a challenge for those who want it.

I’ve recently started a small harmony group to pursue my passion for folk music and we’re already singing for friends in the pub after morris dancing practice!

Choirs are held during term time, with breaks which roughly follow the school terms. I usually continue through autumn and spring half terms.

My choirs


Riversong has been established in its current form for six years and is currently a small, friendly group of up to 15 singers.

We sing songs from around the world and closer to home, with sumptuous harmonies and extra challenging parts for those who want them. I find that even inexperienced singers can sing harmonies within a supportive group.

We perform occasionally. We are soon to join forces with two other choirs to sing in Dartington Great Hall. This will be a really fun event with a seasonal feel.

Session times

Tuesdays 7.15 - 9pm

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