Torbay Folk Choir has been singing since 2007. The group was started by Matt Norman for Wren Music who established a warm and friendly group. Over the years leaders have added to the group’s repertoire and skills. The choir invites people from the Torbay area to learn folk songs from Devon, across the UK and beyond.
Torbay Folk Choir has taken part in many local events including taking the stage at the Dartmouth Music Festival. They were part of the Stoke Gabriel Wassail and featured on BBCTV and performed at the glorious and prestigious Torre Abbey in the Spanish Barn. The choir collaborates with the Singing For Wellness choir with whom they have flash-mobbed Torbay Hospital more than once!
Each session starts with a gentle warm up for the body, breath and voice. You’ll learn to control your breath, extend your vocal range and develop your singing technique. You’ll learn short songs as well as exciting harmonic arrangements which we develop week on week. You’ll learn songs by ear but lyric sheets and musical scores are available. We have a short break during the session where you can have a cup of tea and chat with fellow members. Choir members are invited to perform with the group at their earliest opportunity, but there is never any obligation to take part in public events.
Location: The Windmill Centre, Pendennis Rd, Torquay TQ2 7QR
Time: Tuesday, 7.15-9.15pm. See the current term dates.
When you join your group you’ll get online access to musical scores, lyrics and audio guides related to each in-person session.
Term fees are payable in advance online. Subsidised rates are available for full-time students and people in receipt of Universal Credit.
If it is difficult for you to pay by these methods please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can discuss alternative arrangements to help you be part of the group no matter what your circumstances. We also support people who are not online or may not have an email address, and will offer an alternative way to join the group and access materials.
If the half term is already underway, contact us for a reduced price on the full half term fee. You’ll receive the online materials for any previous weeks of the half term.
The easiest way to join now is through the Wren Community page.
If you play an instrument you may also like our Torbay Folk Orchestra.