Sing Out Loud Groups join together for performance events. These are usually of a charitable and/or fund raising nature. As a group, we enjoy a sociable day out and opportunity to share some of our favourite songs, by singing for the local community, whilst helping raise funds for a good cause.
Emma Bishton, Guest Tutor for Sing Out Loud, on 22nd June 2019, is a choir leader, soprano and accompanist who directs choirs and informal singing groups in the Colchester and Ipswich areas.
A former music therapist, she is experienced at leading choirs and singing groups in school and community settings and draws on a wide range of repertoire from folk songs, rounds and partner songs, Musical Theatre, and classical works.
She says: “I love singing, and I want others to feel that they too can enjoy singing, whatever their starting point. In my informal singing sessions – like the forthcoming Sing Out Loud workshop – my goals are that singers will both have fun and will feel more confident about their singing, as well as experiencing the physical and emotional benefits we can all gain from singing.”
As a singer herself, Emma has a particular interest in early music and contemporary music. She is a member of the 5-part group the Marenzio Singers, and regularly performs as a soloist with the Suffolk Villages Festival.
When not working in music, Emma undertakes projects and independent evaluations in healthcare. She is currently seeking to draw these two areas of her work together, by developing her interest in evaluations in the field of arts and health.
For more information, or how to join, visit our Contact Us Page
Autumn Events – 2018:
Fun Palace Festival
(Chelmsford Library, Saturday 6th October 2018, 1.00 pm)
We are delighted to say, this is the third time Sing Out Loud has been invited to this popular event. The idea is to offer members of the public, chance to try out creative and scientific activities they’ve not done, before. (The Fun Palace ‘movement’ was started by Joan Littlewood in the 1950s/60s. Maybe look up, the history, online, if it is new to you).
Essex Christmas Fair
(Cressing Temple Barns (near Braintree), Saturday, 3rd November 2018, 1.00 pm)
A food, home crafts and lifestyle event.