Singing sensation Rock Choir is coming to Louth in September. T
o give people a taste of what to expect, local Rock Choir Leader Tara Stafford Allen is running a FREE 90-minute taster session, on Thursday July 11 from 10am to 11.30am at Holy Trinity Church, Eastgate
Tara is a true ‘yellow belly’. She grew up on her parent’s herb farm in Lincolnshire and went on enjoy success as an operatic singer, before making a career change and becoming a police officer. After nine years patrolling the streets of Lincolnshire Tara resumed her singing career, performing in both Abba and WW2 tribute groups.
She joined Rock Choir’s talented team earlier this year to run its weekly sessions in Grantham, Louth, Lincoln and Sleaford.
“I’m inviting adults and teenagers in the local community to come along and sing their hearts out,” says Tara. “It’s going to be a fun, lively session in which I’ll introduce Rock Choir and begin teaching the harmonies to one of our songs. You don’t have to read music and there are no auditions in Rock Choir. Just turn up and join in!”
Rock Choir is the UK’s largest and most popular contemporary choir, with more than 16,000 members in over 250 local communities.
It was started in 2005, by award-winning singer and musician Caroline Redman Lusher, who set out to create a modern, contemporary choir for adults and teenagers who love to sing. Caroline is now recognised as being responsible for the contemporary choir movement in the UK.
In October 2012 she received the music industry’s coveted Gold Badge Award from the British Association of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) in association with the Performing Rights Society (PRS), for her ‘exceptional contribution to British music’.
Rock Choir welcomes everyone, and its uplifting ethos of fun, friendship and community spirit is a big part of its attraction. Ever since it started, Rock Choir has used its performances and social events to raise money and awareness for hundreds of charities and local causes. In 2012 alone it helped raise over £1 million for charity.
Other amazing achievements include releasing two top twenty albums, breaking three Guinness World Records, being the subject of the 3-part ITV1 documentary ‘The Choir That Rocks’, and performing sell-out shows at iconic venues such as The 02, Wembley Arena and The Royal Albert Hall.
“It’s amazing that most people who come along to try out Rock Choir don’t necessarily think they are very good singers at all,” says Tara. “We firmly believe anyone can sing, and the beautiful rich sound the choir makes after just a few rehearsals is incredible. As well as giving people the chance to reawaken their love of singing, being in Rock Choir is a great way to met new people and enjoy some ‘me’ time each week. We’ve got lots of exciting shows in the pipeline too!”
To book a place at the FREE taster session and find out more about Rock Choir visit www.rockchoir.com or telephone 01252 714276.