We are a mixed Community Choir based in Moray, Scotland, since January 2004, and led by experienced musician and choir leader Bill Henderson. We sing inspirational songs from around the world: African, Georgian, Gospel, Gaelic, Welsh, Eastern European, Pop, Taizé, traditional, contemporary, etc.
New singers always welcome. The Forres Big Choir is a friendly, fun, welcoming AND good community choir which makes a fine noise. A great place to make new friends, deepen old friendships and just have a damn good sing. We sing inspirational songs from around the world. All songs are taught by ear and no previous experience is necessary - although this is also very much welcomed!!
New singers are always welcome and their first week is free !!! What joy is this !!!
Same place, same time and even the same deal (which, ridiculously, is unchanged since 2007!!!)
We offer a safe atmosphere to discover and develop your natural singing voice. We firmly believe that everyone can sing, so all welcome, no auditions, and no musical experience or knowledge necessary. We learn songs mostly by ear.
Singers find the Choir liberating and confidence boosting. We encourage commitment but do not require it. Above all we aim to have fun, and in its twelve years the choir has become a strong community and a place of great support and friendship.
We have around 80 members, beginners and experienced singers, 50 of them regulars.
The Choir perform a concert every other year, and enjoy appearing at Community and other events. Taking part is voluntary.
In 2005 we made a first Choir Trip to Iona where we sang in the Abbey. This grew into a yearly tradition during October school holidays. From 2010 to 2012 we were closer to home, near Carrbridge. Since 2013 we are going to the north of Skye.
› Bill is a member of the Natural Voice Practitioners' Network.
› About the Choir / About Bill
› Article by Frankie Armstrong highlighting the historic and social context of what Natural Voice Practitioners stand for.
› Singing, the key to long life: Article by Brian Eno.
› With a Song in our Hearts: an inspiring article about Natural Voice choirs in Saga Magazine.