Choir in town on Saturday

A choir that started 11 years ago performs on Saturday in Horsham.

Cantatrice Ladies Choir began in Steyning and in Horsham as two sister choirs.

Horsham Choir has 40 women and Steyning has more than 100 members.

They say they can have a big impact when they perform together, as they sometimes do.

Members sing a variety of different styles and genres of music from choral and religious to pop and musicals and some film music too.  They also sing in different languages and have also included African walking songs and gospel songs.

Zoe Peate is musical director, and the group says it likes to welcome new members, who can try a free taster session at one of its rehearsals.

In addition to singing there are usually summer and Christmas socials at the home of members and sometimes also a social dinner at a restaurant  in the Horsham area.

The group said: “Singing is extremely good for you.  It is good for your health, for your general well-being and it makes you happy.  You meet lots of new people and make new friends too.”

“If an adrenaline rush is your kind of thing, performing will give you that rush and exhilaration. 

“Applause is almost like a drug and gives you quite a ‘high’ to go home with after your performance.”

 The next concert is on May 14 in St Mary’s Church, The Causeway, Horsham, at 7pm.  Tickets are £8.00 each and can be obtained from Ragdolls in The Bishopric or on the door.

The choir rehearses on Wednesdays in The Salvation Army Hall, Booth Way from 1.15 to 2.45pm. The choirs are pictured at functions.

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