Wyvern Community Choir
Some Choir Member’s Stories
Julie Swainston (Soprano)
What does the Wyvern Community Choir mean to me?
Well, to answer that I will have to go back a few years (quite a few)!
I have always loved singing, as a child my sister and I would entertain the pensioners at my Nans home, I was in the school choir and in my teens joined a local Operatic Society, putting on 2 weekly shows a year.
Jumping on several years as I sat watching my daughter in the school band, who would have thought that I would start singing properly again.
The idea of the Community Choir was born in 2008 and we haven’t looked back.
I remember sitting with all the other new faces on the first taster session, great times, making friends and enjoying the music.
I love my Wednesday evenings just singing, enjoying the moment.
Looking back now as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary, I can’t believe what we have achieved!
The choir has enabled me to sing all sorts of music. I love music, music speaks to the heart.
We’ve delved into pop, rock, folk, musicals, classical and what a time we’ve had along the way!
The places we’ve sung too, schools, churches, the big top, Romsey Abbey and Winchester Cathedral. Who would have thought I’d sing in such wonderful places with lovely people.
So, why did I join Wyvern Community Choir? Simple, I love music, I love singing.
Why am I still a member? I still love music and singing, I have made so many friends and I get so much joy and so many laughs from it. As the words of the song say, ‘I sing because I’m happy!
It’s hard to believe we have been going for 10 years this year (2018), but here’s to the next 10!
Thank you Bryan for kickstarting it all off in 2008!
The songs we’re singing this term just seem to sum everything up about the Choir for me. ‘This is the greatest show!’ ‘This is me!’ (Or should I say ‘This is Us!’)
Here’s to the future guys!
Keith Greenwell (Tenor)
My children went to Wyvern College. For years I watched them perform at various school concerts. Then I heard the community choir singing at one of the events and I thought
‘My turn, why should they have all the fun?’. So I joined