Devonly Voices is a 60-strong choir based in Totnes, while The Singers Upstairs is a 35-strong choir based in Ashburton. Choir members come from all over South Devon including Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Ashburton and Totnes. The choirs are directed by Vicky Hadland and co-directed by Tao Hinton.
The emphasis is on having fun singing together in harmony. Our gatherings are informal and friendly and new members are always welcome. We even have a tea break! This gives us a chance to get to know each other even better.
Although many members have joined the choir from Vicky’s Enjoy Your Voice classes, you dont have to be an experienced singer to join in. All you need is the willingness to give it a try...
We learn by ear which means no written music although there are word sheets. We sing a wide variety of songs including rounds and harmonies from all around the world, contemporary, pop, gospel and doowap. Many of the arrangements are by Vicky and Tao.
We perform regular gigs and concerts, many for charity and to support the community. Devonly Voices and The Singers Upstairs raise over £3000 each year through their annual Concerts and Cabaret Evenings in support of WaterAid, ShelterBox, Rowcroft Hospice and other local charities.
During term times (see below), Devonly Voices meet every Thursday evening from 7-9pm at The Totnes Natural Health Centre on The Plains, Totnes; while The Singers Upstairs meet every Wednesday afternoon from 1.30-3.30pm in St Andrew’s Church Hall. Session costs £7.
New Members Always Welcome!
Spring Term starts: Thursday 10th January
Half Term: No choir on Thursday 21st February
Last Spring session: Thursday 4th April
The Singers Upstairs
Spring Term starts: Wednesday 9th January
Half Term: No choir on Wednesday 20th February
Last Spring session: Wednesday 3rd April
Harbour House Singers(every two weeks)
Spring Term starts: Tuesday 15th January
Last Spring session: Tuesday 26th March
We are thrilled to announce that our December Winter Concert at St John's Church in Totnes
raised a wonderful total of £1650 for our local charities!
Singing in Cornwall with Vicky and Joanna
Places are still available for May 31st-June 2nd and September 6-8th & 13-15th 2019
£8,030 raised in the last 18 months
In the last 18 months Devonly Voices and The Singers Upstairs
have raised more than £8,000 for local charities including
Rowcroft Hospice, Devon Air Ambulance, Totnes Caring and Devon Freewheelers.
Thanks to everyone for their generosity.