The Freedom of Mind Community Choir is currently accepting new members.
Based in Falkirk and funded in part by the Falkirk Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund, the choir sings in weekly sessions, concert halls, care homes, and at community events. They sing uplifting folk and pop songs from Scotland and further afield, and world music, and enjoy writing their own songs.
There is no audition, and everyone is welcome. People don’t need to read music, or to have been in a choir before. The choir aims to create a safe, supportive space where choir members have a sense of belonging, are listened to, can reach their creative potential and improve their mental wellbeing.
Freedom of Mind Community Choir is based on the idea that group singing and music making can change lives through its social, physical and emotional benefits. In particular, the choir would like to support those who have been most badly affected by the pandemic, and who may benefit from belonging to a supportive group who sing uplifting, feel-good songs.
The choir currently meets on Wednesday afternoons, 2:30pm – 4:30pm in Tamfourhill Community Hub, Machrie Court, Tamfourhill, FK1 4SD (though other halls which may be more accessible by public transport may be considered for future use).
The choir operates a “pay what you can afford” system, with members contributing £8 – £20 per calendar month. Choir sessions include physical and vocal warm-ups, learning new songs, singing through old favourites from their repertoire and outdoor breaks to socialise while the hall is ventilated. Sessions are led by the choir’s 2 Music Directors, Mariot Dallas and Kim Edgar.
For further information, please contact Mariot and Kim by phone: 07895 538 057, or email: email@example.com
Alternatively, to join the choir, visit the Freedom of Mind website, or contact Mariot and Kim at the number above to request a membership application form posted to you.