The Igloo Choir is getting ready to host two events which hope to inspire more individuals to become a part of the adult choir group.
The choir are performing in the Music Bites series of showcases at The Spring on February 27 at 1pm and World Voice Day on April 16, 2pm-5.30pm.
Voice Day was founded in 1996 to celebrate the wonders of the human voice after the many health benefits of singing was discovered.
Based at the The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant, the Igloo Choir was founded roughly five years ago to give local students of Igloo Music UK the opportunity to explore their singing talents, provide friendship and a means of stress relief.
Dielle Hannah, musical director of The Igloor Choir said: ‘I believe singing is primal. You don’t have to be a musician or a singer. If you’re human, singing is a means of communication, and you can learn to improve it just like any other skill.
‘We have had members over the years with all sorts of diagnosed health problems including epilepsy, depression, anxiety, high blood pressure and cancer, all of whom benefit from singing.
‘More and more people are coming to us telling me they are stressed out with life in general, and they all say how enjoyable singing in a group is, as a relief from all that pressure.’
Now they are inviting members of the public to join them for the afternoon to learn songs, together with other members and perform for family and friends.
Carolyn Stallard from Hayling has been singing with the choir for four years and said: ‘They’re a great bunch of people, I love singing, writing our own songs, performing, singing in harmony. There are a lot of smiles and laughs.
‘Singing also helps with stress for sure, it’s an escape from all our everyday stuff, a total ‘feel good’ activity.’
Both the events are free and take place at The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre.
There will also be the opportunity to meet with Dielle Hannah on February 27.
For more information go to igloomusic.co.uk/choir/ and thespring.co.uk.