‘Afternoon singing can be such fun’

December 29 2017
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PEOPLE are being invited to sing for the fun of it by joining a new community choir in Wells.

The Wells Good Afternoon Choir is being launched on January 16 at St Cuthbert’s Church.

The man behind the new choir is Grenville Jones, known as Bath’s Mr Music, who has a reputation for getting hundreds of people singing.

The Good Afternoon Choirs are one of his successful choir projects. There are more than 500 singers in the Bath, Devizes, Keynsham, Bristol, Yate and Chipping Sodbury, Thornbury and Frome weekly groups.

“Come along and find out how afternoon singing can be such fun,” said Grenville.

“There are no auditions and we’ll sing popular songs in unison and harmony. There will be concerts and performances as the choir develops in the months ahead.”

Grenville will lead the sessions, which will be held from 2pm-4pm, with Sheila Ross as accompanist.

There is no charge for attending the first get together, when membership details will be available.

“The repertoire of the Good Afternoon Choirs is wide and varied, ranging from popular folk songs through to well-loved choral items,” said Grenville.

“The Wells Good Afternoon Choir will take part in a Big Sing which will be held in Bath on Saturday, June 2, where the massed group of over 600 singers will perform together, followed by a very special concert in the evening at the Bath Forum concert hall.”

Antonia Gwynn of St Cuthbert’s Church said: “St Cuthbert’s Church welcomes this community intiative and is happy to be part of it.”

Grenville will be appearing on BBC 1 in a new Saturday night entertainment show called All Together Now.

He was invited to be one of ‘The 100’ judges. Introduced by comedian Rob Beckett, former Spice Girl Gerri Horner leads the panel of judges.

Picture, top: Grenville Jones with Miriam Margolyes at the 2017 National Osteoporosis Society Christmas Concert which featured two of Grenville’s choirs,  The Bath Chorus and the Norland College Choir