Chance to sing with a choir

WEST Sussex adults can sing from the rooftops – with a host of choirs in the Chichester area run by West Sussex Music Service (WSMS).

From an acapella choir for all abilities, to weekend courses and gospel groups, there’s something for everyone:

Bellacapella Community Choir, Westergate Community School, Westergate – every Monday in term time, from 6pm – 7pm. The Bellacapella choir is open for all adults of all abilities singing acapella. No experience is needed, just enthusiasm. £2 per session. Call 01243 546800 for more details.

Lavant Valley Community Choir, Lavant House School, West Lavant – this choir, on Wednesdays, from 6pm – 7pm, is open to all adults, and sings a range of music from folk, pop and gospel.

It costs £3.50 per session, or £3 per week if signing up for the whole term. Email rootsaroundtheworld@btopenworld.com for more details

‘Singing in Harmony’ adult singing weekend course - for adults of all abilities on Saturday October 1 and Sunday 2, 10am – 4pm on both days.

Enjoy learning a variety of styles of vocal acapella music including rock, pop, soul, gospel, world and even some improvisation. Tickets cost £45. Email WSMS for more details on music@westsussex.gov.uk

Singers from across West Sussex have become part of the West Sussex ‘Ahead of The Game’ cultural programme by joining the Whispering Woods project.

This mass outdoor choir event will take place in the evening at West Dean Arboretum on Saturday July 23. Tickets will be available soon. See www.westsussex-aheadofthegame.com for more info on tickets and timings.

To find out more about the choirs and other services visit www.westsussexmusicservice.co.uk