Rehearsal dates can be found on the Members’ page.
These take place throughout the year on Tuesdays at Newman House Catholic Chaplaincy, 29 Harrisons Road Edgbaston Birmingham B15 3QR from 7.15 pm until 9.30 pm, with a 15-minute break.
The Saturday rehearsal will take place at St Luke’s Church Centre, Great Colmore Street, Birmingham B15 2AT (11.00 am – 4.00 pm)
Members pay a separate subscription for each season (Spring, Summer and Christmas). Here’s a 2017 Christmas subscription form for new singers, which should be completed if you’d like to join us this year. The subscription includes membership of the John Fletcher website until December 2018, where music for voice parts can be found www.johnfletchermusic.org. The password will be published once you have joined the choir.
If you want to sing with us, the closing date for the next season is 19th August. Cheques for £40 to the Secretary please, payable to Midlands Hospitals Choir.
You’ll need your own copy of Carols for Choirs 5 but all other music is loaned from the choir’s library. Other items in the repertoire include Cantate Domino by Karl Jenkins, How Great Thou Art, A Christmas Medley, O Holy Night and new versions of other well-knows carols.
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.
Do contact the Secretary if you’d like further details – SecretaryMHC@gmail.com, 07976 157225.
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.”