Singers of all abilities are being invited to join a new community choir in Liverpool next week.
Brought together by the Liverpool BID Company, the singing group will meet for the first time on Wednesday 5 October and is free to join in.
Professional singing teacher Lynne Rogers will lead the free sessions, which will take place at Our Lady and Saint Nicholas Church of England – also known as St Nick’s – at the bottom of Chapel Street.
The new choir aims to bring people together and create a sense of community in Liverpool’s business district and Bill Addy, chief executive of the Liverpool BID Company which runs the City Central BID and the Commercial BID, says: “We are always looking for new projects and initiatives to engage with people that are in our BID districts so that they feel connected to where they are and enjoy their experience.
“That involves more than just improving the physical environment. We want to create opportunities for people try new things and connect with each other which the choir will do.”
The BID community choir will hold sessions from 5.30-7.30pm on Wednesdays during term time and through half term holidays, although there will be breaks during Easter, summer and Christmas.
Lynne, who studied singing under maestro Arrigo Pola, who taught Pavarotti, says: “The community choir is completely inclusive and welcomes singers of all abilities and levels of experience. Singing is very uplifting and the choir will provide the opportunity to unwind with friends after work and meet new people. It’s not about anyone’s skill level, it’s about having fun.”