Burbage shows a hunger for singing
On the 24th September 2014 our founding Musical Director, Steve Johnson, hired the Meeting Room at Burbage Methodist Church and publicised a free workshop to come and try learning to sing using the 'Natural Voice' method. By 7:15 pm 55 people had arrived and it was necessary to move upstairs to the Church. In total 92 people attended.
At the end of the session, with a show of hands 'Harmonic Voices' was born. Volunteers came forward to run the administration of the Choir and we were in business! Numbers fluctuated over the first few weeks. The choir has now settled out to a membership of 50+ and performed in a variety of events including the Community Choirs Festival, Leicester Sing for Water and the Winter Warmer in Burbage Parish Church. In the summer of 2019 we went on our first away trip and joined with Abertillery Orpheous Male Voice and Ladies choirs for a joint concert in the Welsh valleys. The choir has matured in a remarkably short time.
Carl Hodson took over the role of Musical Director in September 2019
The choir ready to give a fond farewell to Steve
on July 10th 2019