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The New Jazz Choir for the West of Scotland

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THE NEW JAZZ CHOIR

FOR THE WEST OF SCOTLAND

We are a brand new choir established specifically for the West of Scotland, and we are looking to recruit the excellent jazz singing talent we already know is to be found in our area.

jazzOur aims are:

 

  • To have fun creating high quality music together
  • To develop a wide repertoire of great jazz songs drawn from all over the world – from American songbook to original compositions – from swing to  bossa nova – from blues to ballads.
  • To sing original arrangements and compositions which are both a cappella and  piano accompanied, and we will use a variety of musicians  as  and when the need arises.
  • To perform our repertoire in concerts we put on ourselves.
  • To perform at a variety of events such as festivals; charity events; concerts; shows; clubs.


We have worked hard over the past few months to get the background work done, and it is now time for the singing to begin!

Who /what are we looking for?

 

  • Singers who like a challenge
  • Enthusiastic singers – experienced and not so experienced – who have a good ear for music.
  • Singers who can read music quite well  (though we will be giving training in this as we go along so  a basic knowledge will not stop you from joining)
  • People who have a good sense of rhythm
  • People who work well in a group

 

If you think you fit the bill, then we would like to hear from you and invite you to come along to one of our rehearsals which take place fortnightly, on Monday evenings, starting on 18th February in Paisley.

…..and of course , if you have any other questions you would like answered then please get in touch.

CONTACT:-

Our Choir Manager – Carol Smith on 01505 614703 or mobile – 07979 184257
Email Carol at –     cfsmusic@btinternet.com

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THE COTTON STREET SINGERS – JAZZ CHOIR

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THE COTTON STREET SINGERS – JAZZ CHOIR

OPEN REHEARSAL NIGHT 1ST FEB

We would like to invite you to come along to our open rehearsal for a brand new Jazz Choir, drawing on the excellent jazz singing talent to be found in the West of Scotland. We have worked hard over the past few months to get the background work done, and we are now recruiting singers!

We are looking for strong voices, people who can read music fairly well, have a good sense of rhythm (and humour) and work well in a group.

jazzThe aims of the choir are  to bring great jazz songs to a wider audience, and also, very importantly, to have fun creating high quality music together.

We are going to start building our repertoire with jazz standards,and move soon onto original arrangements and compositions.We will sing both a cappella and accompanied pieces and will use a variety of musicians as and when the need arises.

Our founding members of 4 voices performed as the support act for the wonderful Liane Carroll  at Brookfield last November, and they did it after only 3 rehearsals!

Here is a link to one of the songs they sang that night

http://youtu.be/ums62yd-VxY

The open rehearsal  on Friday is in Pace Theatre Company’s rehearsal studios in the Spires Building, School Wynd, Paisley, PA1 2DA  at 7.30 pm.

In the future the rehearsals will be held on Monday nights, starting on Monday 18th February, and will be based in both Paisley and Glasgow.

Hope to see you on Friday and do spread the word, the  more the merrier!

If you fancy getting involved but next Friday is no use to you, then let us know and we’ll take a note of your name – contact details are below.

…..and of course get in touch if you have any other questions with either of us 🙂

 

Outi Smith

outi.smith@hotmail.com

07935085244

 

Carol Smith

cfsmusic@btinternet.com