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!
Last Summer session: Thursday 26th July
Autumn Term starts: Thursday 13th September
Half Term: No choir on Thursday 25th October
Last Autumn session: Thursday 13th December
The Singers Upstairs
Last Summer session: Wednesday 25th July
Autumn Term starts: Wednesday 12th September
Half Term: No choir on Wednesday 24th October
Last Autumn session: Wednesday 12th December
Harbour House Singers
Last Summer session: Tuesday 10th July
Autumn Term starts: Tuesday 18th September
Singing in Cornwall with Vicky and Joanna
All Vicky's Singing Weekends are now fully booked for this year but watch this space
in late Autumn for next year's dates! (June and September 2019)
£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.