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!
Summer Term starts: Thursday April 12th
Double Half-Term: No choir on Thursday 31st May and June 6th
Last Summer session: Thursday 26th July
The Singers Upstairs
Summer Term starts: Wednesday April 11th
Double Half-Term: No choir on Wednesday 30th May and June 5th
Last Summer session: Wednesday 25th July
Harbour House Singers
Summer Term starts: Tuesday April 17th
Last two Summer sessions: Tuesday 10th and 17th July
We had a fantastic evening at our recent Wonderful World Easter Concert
and raised £880 for our local charities.
We appear next at the fabulous Dart Music Festival 2018
in Dartmouth on Saturday May 12th, 12.30-1.30pm. Admission free/donations.
Vicky will also be running a free one hour singing workshop at the festival
the following day, Sunday May 13th, 10.45-11.45am in The Guildhall - everyone welcome.
Singing in Cornwall with Vicky and Joanna 2018
Now that Spring is underway you may be dreaming of staying on the beautiful Cornish coast
in warmer weather and singing lovely group songs in a warm and friendly environment.
There are still a few places left on my Cornwall Singing Weekends
on June 1st-3rd and September 7-9th and 14-16th 2018.
* These are for women only and run from Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon.
* It doesn't matter whether you're an experienced singer or have only sung in the shower!
* We sing a big mix of gorgeous songs in harmony parts, have a good deal of fun, eat, drink, walk, talk and laugh a lot!
* We stay in a big comfy house on a hill between Rock and Polzeath with wonderful views and walks down to the beach.
Do feel welcome to contact me if you need to know more!
£6,381 raised in the last 16 months
In the last 16 months Devonly Voices and The Singers Upstairs
have raised £6,381 for local charities including
Rowcroft Hospice, Devon Air Ambulance and Devon Freewheelers.
Thanks to everyone for their generosity.