Tiverton Community Choir

Exe Valley Voices. A community choir based in Tiverton Devon

Welcome to the website for our choir  (this site is a work in progress!)
We hope you will find useful information here and might decide to join us!
We are a friendly group of men and women of all ages from teenagers upwards.
We sing for the fun of singing under the leadership of Claire Anstee

7.15 for 7.30 on Tuesdays at the Old Heathcote School Community Centre until 9pm

An 'open access' group - membership to the singing group is open to
all ages and all abilities without audition.  FRENCH TRIP
                                                            see you tube links below

Members of the choir group hale from towns and villages around Tiverton and along the valley of the River Exe on the borders of Devon and Somerset.
 
A big welcome to those new and current members who joined us for the first sing this season.  More new members always welcomed.

Drop Claire an email and come along and join us.

Taster session free
ceanstee@hotmail.com 
 
Choir Leader Claire Anstee        
The songs we learn are from all over the world and include pop, jazz, gospel and folk all in great harmonies.
The ability to read music is not necessary.  All songs are learnt by ear. No solos, no auditions - just singing for the fun of singing.

Listen & see the choir on You Tube


2014 Bristol.  Download & listen to our latest public performance at foot of page: Wild Mountain Thyme


1.  Town Twinning visit - joint tour Exevalley Voices, Company of Voices and Voice of the People:  La Ciotat South of France 2012.Videos on You Tube by BSmedley

Moon River

Okolo Hradist'a

Let us Dream

Oh Lord Bring us Peace


Listen on You Tube to the choir Festival 2012.

And You Tube from the Choir Festival 2011 Bristol





Dunster by Candlelight 2011
Singing to a packed Church at Dunster by Candlelight 2011

Our choir leader is the talented and inspirational    Claire Anstee

  • We welcome people of all ages and abilities from teenagers to smiley oldies.
  • We have a strong male voice contingent.
  • It really is very informal - and fun too which is a bonus.
  • We sing a wide variety of songs in delicious four part harmony: soul, African, gospel, pop, and every style in between (sounds complicated, but it's not).
  • All songs are taught by ear - no auditions.
  • No-one has to sight read or sing alone.
  • The emphasis is on having fun - and we do!
If you don't have any experience at all of singing with a group that's OK by us. Plenty of us were like that when we joined. 

You might find it all a bit muddling for the first two or three weeks but you are not alone - we did too!  Just bear with it and hang in there!  You will soon find it all comes together. Once you get into singing harmonies you will love it and wonder why you haven't tried joining a singing group before!

New members are always really welcome:
  • If you would like to find out more:
  • email ceanstee@hotmail.com
  • or come along to Old Heathcoat School Community Centre at 7.30 any Tuesday
  • Exe Valley Voices has a sister choir Company of Voices based in Taunton. This choir is also under Claire's leadership.  The two choirs often join together to sing and perform - If Taunton is closer for you please visit their website.  
  • If you haven't sung with us for a while why not drop in for a sing - we would love to see you again.  We all have busy lives so why not take a break now and again - come back and sing for a night or two this term.
  • Don't keep promising yourself you will do it - just make that extra effort and come along ! 
It will take you somewhere else for a while and you know how good it is for the soul.  
A singing group is a great place to meet people. Every week you will find a friendly smile and enjoy an informal and relaxing evening out. We don't start too early so there is time to get yourself a bite to eat first. Once a month we go to the pub for a get together afterwards. 

Singing is not only fun, it has been shown to be good for your health too.  There are, apparently, now more choirs in this country than there are fish and chip shops!
  • If you don't have any experience at all of singing with a group that's OK by us. Plenty of us were like that when we first joined. 
  • it is quite normal to find it all a bit muddling for the first two or three weeks. Just remember that you are not alone - those of us who had never sung before also found it a little confusing.  Don't be disheartened.  We promise you, it will all come together.



Photo left
Joint choirs at Bristol massed choir event 2010.


Photo below a few members at end of term meet at Coombe Farm 2009

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