A subscription form can be found here – 2019 subscription
Pre-registration for New Members
£40 cheques payable to Midlands Hospitals Choir, should be posted to the Secretary by 1st February 2019, along with a subscription form.
If you are a UK tax-payer, please Gift Aid your subscriptions by downloading and sending/handing this to the Secretary> Gift Aid declaration form.
Tuesday rehearsals take place from 7.15 pm until 9.30 pm
with a 15-minute break, at Newman House Catholic Chaplaincy
29 Harrisons Road Edgbaston Birmingham B15 3QR
There’s usually one Saturday rehearsal each term, which takes place from 11 am to 4 pm unless otherwise advised.
Members pay a separate subscription for each season (Summer and Christmas).
2019 subscriptions include membership of the John Fletcher website for the calendar year. This site enables singers to listen to and download their voice parts for music being performed.
Do contact the Secretary if you’d like further details – Secretary@MidlandsHospitalsChoir.org.uk, 07976 157225.
If you are new to singing in a choir, there are a couple of items here that may help you:
Singing is good for you!
Not only is singing a great way to raise money, research shows that it’s also good for your heart.
After studies of the developmental and medical aspects of singing for 30 years, it’s been found that the health benefits of singing are both physical and psychological.
“Singing has physical benefits because it is an aerobic activity that increases oxygenation in the blood stream and exercises major muscle groups in the upper body, even when sitting.
Singing has psychological benefits too because of its normally positive effect in reducing stress levels through the action of the endocrine system which is linked to our sense of emotional well-being. Psychological benefits are also evident when people sing together as well as alone because of the increased sense of community, belonging and shared endeavour.”