A brand new choir for residents of the Eastfield area.
Led by Mark Gordon
Supported by McCain Foods and local resident's group EAST, Eastfield Choir will meet via Zoom on Mondays from 11:30am to 12:30pm for five weeks from 13 July.
They will work on a song chosen by Eastfield residents from a list of suggestions which will be posted on the Eastfield Past and Present Facebook page during the week commencing 29 July.
Helpful guide music tracks and videos will be sent to choir members and they will work towards a film of the song they’ve chosen.
Choir members will be able to access the videos on private Facebook groups which they will be invited to join at the start of the project.
The new choir will be led by Musical Director Mark Gordon, who has been a prominent face on the Scarborough music scene for over 30 years, performing regularly with many popular local bands and acting as musical director for several theatre shows. Mark is also a music teacher in local schools and runs youth orchestras, jazz bands, rock workshops and choirs, as well as being a private piano teacher.
So if you're an Eastfield resident who loves to sing, then what are you waiting for? Join today for FREE!
Once you've booked online, you will receive a confirmation email of your booking.
Every Monday, a Zoom invite will be sent out an hour before the session starts.
Please make sure you download Zoom before the session - download here
Please make sure you're in an area of your home that has strong internet connection, if that is possible.
We advise using headphones for the session with a built in microphone - most headphones will have one built in. If you don't have anyand would like to buy some, you can purchase some from websites like Amazon for a fairly reasonable price.
The SJT’s Associate Director for Children and Young People (and Funky Choir member) Cheryl Govan says: “This is a fantastic intergenerational project with a strong emphasis on creating new social links – anyone can take part, whatever their age and ranging from whole families to those living on their own.
“The first term of the project will result in a video using footage captured by the residents and edited together. This will be a lovely record for everyone involved.
“If you have a smart phone, an iPad or a laptop you can access Zoom and we can help you if you need some support. And don’t worry if you don’t like the first song – a choir has to start somewhere, and it could be your choice next time.”
“And don't be put off if you think you can’t sing: this is about having a good time. The best bit about Zoom choirs is only the people in your own house can hear you…
“And thanks to the generous support of McCain, membership of the Eastfield Choir is free!”