– William James
It was another great session at the beautiful Wellington Church, the space has to be one of the prettiest rehearsal spaces you could ask for. This week it really felt like the group was getting into its groove, the session was filled with beautiful music and the break filled with busy chatting now we’re getting to know each other!
The reaction to the first few weeks has been incredible. The entire point of the Social Services choir is to bring a community spirit joyfully to the group, and we feel really encouraged by the wide variety of comments like:
“Great fun and really good to get a break from work for a couple of hours. Greg and Matt are fab and have a really good relaxed teaching style which makes the event such fun. I travelled from Stirling last week, Irvine this week and will be traveling from Lochgilphead next Monday and I live an hour away….but it’s worth the travelling! Thank you to IRISS and Trade School. It’s even helping me stop clenching my jaw for a couple of hours relief……cognitive therapy……just a couple of hours with Greg and Matt will sort you out!”
“Singing is good for the soul”
“Another excellent group on Monday 21st October. A really exciting way to spend a driech and Autumnal night. The company was warm and Greg was on fire… We are gaining in confidence and enjoying the singing more and more.”
If you’re curious at all about joining the choir, or think someone you support might get a lot out of it, come on down for a session, you won’t regret it! The choir will meet again on Monday, 28 October. It’s not too late to join; we have a firm emphasis on creating a welcoming and fun environment. All you need to do is bring your voice! Even if you sing like a seagull!
Lisa was joining in and taking some great snaps of the night, here are some action shots:[We’ll try to get some more of Gregg multitasking, posing, playing piano and choir leading!]
Lots of people asked for a link to the photographs – all are available on the IRISS Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/openlx/sets/72157636828530884/
Next week we’ll be singing ‘Lean on Me’ – which was one of the suggested songs from our lovely singers. We’re really excited about singing this song as it has such beautiful lyrics and resonates with so many people. Next week, we may even be brave enough to upload an audio clip of our singing to this blog!
To come along, just register at: http://tradeschool.coop/Glasgow/class Tell a friend!
This is a partnership initiative of IRISS and Social Care Ideas Factory.
All comments and thoughts welcome