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Beccy Owen’s Pop-Up Choir: Come and Sing The Blues (Away) #2 Pop Up Choir For All

Sunday 20th January 2019

12pm - 2:15pm

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Email popupchoirs@gmail.com to reserve your place. All welcome.

COME AND SING THE BLUES (AWAY) #2
Sunday 20th January, 2019, 12 – 2.15pm
Cumberland Arms, Byker, Newcastle.

I was thinking of calling this one COME AND SING THE BLUES (AWAY) [AGAIN] but I bottled it. The repertoire will not be exactly the same, so if you came to the first one there’s an incentive to come and learn some fresh new songs.

ANYWAY, HERE’S THE BLURB, IN SUMMARY: COME, WHETHER YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN SING OR NOT, YOU WILL HAVE A MOST EXCELLENT TIME. FAMILY FRIENDLY. PAY WHAT YOU FEEL ON THE DAY.

LONGER BLURB:

Despite the gradually lengthening daylight, January is often a time of low mood for a lot of people in the UK.

Whether you’re someone who feels this dip or not, and even if you’ve never sung with others before, we strongly encourage you to boost your mood by coming along for a pop-up choir workshop for all on Sunday 6th January at the Cumberland Arms, Byker.

Singing is a scientifically proven mood-enhancing, immune-system boosting activity, so come along and enjoy a light-hearted song-learning workshop, led by chief-joy-spreader Beccy Owen, designed to lift everyone’s spirits and give us all a sense of achievement and calm.

The repertoire we will learn will be blues- and gospel-based and accessible to everyone – whether you believe you’re ‘good enough’ or not – and all guidance and resources will be provided on the day.

It’s also Pay What You Feel (suggested minimum donation £5 if you can afford it) so don’t let the fact that you’re probably strapped after Christmas stop you.

On the day, those of us who want to will be invited to share our new found pop-up choir sound in the Cumberland Arms beer garden for a Sing-Through of everything we’ve learned together at around 2pm.

Feel free to invite people along to hear you before noshing down some Sunday lunch, or whatever your plans are.

We will probably film the results of our time together and post it online, as well, to keep spreading the January joy.

Please email popupchoirs@gmail.com to secure your place.

Here’s some recent feedback from people who took part in the first Sing The Blues (Away) event that took place at the start of January, many of whom were first-timers:

“Wonderful through and through. I had a real tension headache all morning up my left shoulder and neck. It was gone by the end of this. Singing is the drug”

“Loved every minute”

“A great afternoon and what a sound we make. You get the best out of us all. Thanks Beccy!”