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Littleport Community Singers are a friendly choir who meet weekly at the Youth and Community Building to learn and rehearse a variety of songs including pop, folk and musical theatre. Everyone is welcome and no previous experience is required.
This activity is good for wellbeing because
- Joining a group for a shared activity is great for combatting isolation and making new connections
- Singing has physical and cognitive health benefits such as improving your breathing, helping to relax muscles to improve posture and reduce tension, plus improving brain function as your learn the lyrics and melodies.
- Singing makes people feel happy! Boosting your mood can be a motivator in other areas of your life too.
How to contact
Where to go
Youth And Community Building
Give Kathryn a call before going to your first session; she can answer any queries you may still have and will know to expect you. At your first session you’ll be introduced to the other members (up to 25 people), given lyric sheets and then the singing starts! Most songs are tackled as an entire group with some opportunities for solo passages and harmonising. The numbers will mostly be familiar tunes but Kathryn will guide you on anything that needs a little more attention or isn’t known to you. The main focus is on enjoying the sessions, supporting each other, and making space for everyone regardless of singing ability and experience. They’re a friendly bunch who’ve created a relaxed culture without losing the desire to work hard and achieve a beautiful sound under Kathryn’s energetic guidance.
Choir Practice takes place on Thursday evenings, arrive at 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start and finishing around 7:00pm. The venue is Littleport Youth and Community Building at the very end of Cornfield Lane which can either be accessed by car (there is on-site parking) or on foot giving you the option of cutting through from Parsons Lane via Upton Place. Enter by the main door and you’ll immediately be in the space where the group meet. There are toilets on site, including accessible facilities. It’s worth taking a pen and paper with you in case you want to annotate any of Kathryn’s leads and a drink for when all that singing leaves you with a dry throat!
A few times a year the choir have opportunities to perform for an audience. These tend to be community events. There is no pressure to take part but existing members do really enjoy the opportunity to share their hard work for others’ enjoyment.
There is no cost to join the choir