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 Vickys 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 January 11th
Half-term - no choir: Thursday February 15th
Last Spring session: Thursday March 22nd
Summer Term starts: Thursday April 12th
The Singers Upstairs
Spring Term starts: Wednesday January 10th
Half-term - no choir: Wednesday February 14th
Last Spring session: Wednesday March 21st
Summer Term starts: Wednesday April 11th
Harbour House Singers
Spring Term starts: Tuesday January 9th
Last Spring session: Tuesday March 20th
Summer Term starts: Tuesday April 17th
Our cabaret-style Easter concert is called ‘Wonderful World’ when we'll be singing
some uplifting songs to remind us that not all in the world is doom and gloom!
Urgent - Change of Venue Next Saturday's concert on 24th March is now at The Civic Hall, Totnes.
(7pm entry for 7.30pm start)
'So sorry for any inconvenience but out of our control - deepest apologies
from the Royal Seven Stars who are pulling out all the stops to compensate. They will be running a refreshment bar for our cabaret evening.'
£5,500 raised in the last year
We are pleased to announced that our 2017 Winter Concert
raised £1161 for The Rowcroft Hospice.
In the last 12 months Devonly Voices and The Singers Upstairs
have raised £5,500 for local charities.
Thanks to everyone for their generosity.