Friendships forged at fun choir sessions

January 31 2018
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NEW friends are being made at a new choir that has started in Wells.

The Wells Good Afternoon Choir was launched in January by Grenville Jones, who runs a number of similar choirs in the region.

Sessions are held on Tuesday afternoons at St Cuthbert’s Church and more than 100 people turned up for the first one.

“People are really enjoying it,” said Grenville.

“Singing in the afternoon is fun for people but it’s also an opportunity to make friends. Friendships are being made and it’s very rewarding to see that.”

He said that a lot of couples have attended the two sessions held so far, and that those who go along are appreciating the social aspect of getting out and meeting other people.

“The friendship comes first and the harmonies come second,” said Grenville.

“The Wells Good Afternoon Choir is for everyone,” he added.

“A high percentage of people have not sung before but have always wondered what it’s like. My job is to make it fun for everyone.

“One lady came up to me and said: ‘This is so fun and you make it fun and thank you for coming to Wells’.”

Grenville is currently appearing as one of the ‘100’ judges on the new BBC1 Saturday night talent show All Together Now.

The panel of invited judges, which also includes former Spice Girl Geri Horner, choose two winners each week to go forward to sing for a £50,000 prize in the sing-off final on March 3.

“It’s a great series and certainly different from all the other TV talent and singing shows. The format of judging by a large group representing all types of music and entertainment makes for some fascinating viewing,” said Grenville.