Gorleston choir inspired by Glee

A NEW community choir inspired by the US phenomenon Glee is singing out for members.

The Voices Show Choir is aimed at serious singers aged 10 and over – with no upper age limit – who enjoy singing and want to hone their performance skills.

The choir will meet in Gorleston on a Wednesday 7.40pm to 9pm to rehearse various styles of music but with a more modern, “funky” twist.

Samantha Hawkins, who is setting it up, said: “You will meet once a week with an aim to perform around the area and further afield from outdoor events to theatres. As a member of Voices you will have many opportunities to shine. “Performing songs from all genres including pop, gospel and musical theatre, Voices has a diverse repertoire to be enjoyed by all.”

Samantha studied singing and piano tuition from a young age and by the age of 18 had achieved distinction in Grade 8 Musical Theatre with the London College of Music. She gained a dance and drama award to train at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts London before undertaking a professional career in theatre.

She hopes to recruit around 15 people of all ages and already knows of one candidate in her 70s.

To audition for the area’s newest and most prestigious choir, call 01493 718292 or email voices@dpadreams.co.uk for more information. Serious singers only are invited to 1A Longs Business Estate, Gorleston, on Sunday between 11am and 1pm with a prepared song and a backing track.