Choirs for women who love to sing together!
Huntingdon Harmonia Singers - Thursdays 7.45pm-9.45pm WI Hall, Huntingdon
Cambridge Harmonia Singers - Tuesdays 7.45pm-9.45pm Coton Primary School, Coton
Harmonia Singers was formed as a fun choir for women who love to sing, no matter what their previous experience. The choirs are un-auditioned and anyone can join. Repertoire includes everything from pop to classical, folk to jazz, and there is a new programme of music each term so new members always feel welcome.
The choirs perform in a variety of concerts with other Harmonia groups and a range of instrumental groups. There is usually one concert per term, and we hope to stage our first concert since the pandemic hit this July.
The choirs have raised thousands of pounds for charities over the years and like to support causes close to the choirs' hearts. Our last concert raised £1000 for Motor Neurone Disease.
To join either choir, please subscribe and put choir interest on the drop down choices, or send a contact form with your details.
Listen to us sing:
"This Little Babe" sung at the Wood Green Carol Service, complete with animals!
"Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" with Huntingdon Big Band
"Drunken Sailor" with added accordion!
Do I need to be able to read music to join? No, but you'll be given music to follow so you can see when other parts are singing, and how the pitch changes etc. You may be surprised how well you follow it after a while! You'll also be able to practice between rehearsals with the provided example tracks.
How do I access the practice tracks? When you join the choir you should receive a log in and password. Email Kirsty if you've lost yours!
How do I know which part suits me best? Most people know vaguely if they're happier with lower or higher singing, but Kirsty is happy to do a quick voice assessment if you'd like to be more certain. Soprano 1 is highest, Soprano 2 is in the middle and Alto sings lowest.
Will I have to do any solos? Unlikely! We rarely do songs with large solo sections, but there are sometimes small solos available on a voluntary basis. You'll never HAVE to do a solo!
When do I need to hand back my music? At the end of every term. Without fail. The music is quite expensive to replace so it's important it's all handed in. You're given a copy number so Kirsty can keep a track of it.
Does the choir have a concert uniform? We usually wear black with a scarf (provided), but got Harmonia t-shirts made for our 20th anniversary concert in January 2020 and will use those for more informal concerts. There are some already printed, or you can order through the Harmonia clothing shop. The shop also has hoodies which many of the choir have purchased.
Can I try a session before I decide to join? Yes, of course, but please let Kirsty know when you're coming. It's always better to try an early session in a term as we change music at the start of each season.
How much does it cost? It's just £75 per term which covers all music hire, rehearsals and use of the backing tracks on the website. This is around £6 per rehearsal (assuming 11 weeks plus concert day). Sponsored places are available for those who would not otherwise be able to afford it. Please contact Kirsty for more information. You can also pay in installments by special arrangement. No-one is ever turned away from the choir for financial reasons.
Covid Info: We ask that people avoid rehearsals if unwell or in close contact with covid cases. We have windows open during rehearsals to ensure good ventilation, so wear layers!