Welcome to the website for Teignmouth and Ivybridge Community Choirs and The Red Earth Opera Company                              

On the following pages you’ll find information concerning our musical activities in Teignmouth and Ivybridge as well as our regular rehearsal times and any upcoming events. Go to the FAQs and About Us pages for further information.

                       Come and join us!

 

                       We welcome new members

 

                       No Audition

 

                       Any Ability

 

                       Any Age

 

 



We are back!!!

 

Observing Covid guidance we are enjoying

in-person rehearsals again.

 

Following all recommended safeguards from MakingMusic, our members feel safe at our rehearsals.

 

We are actively recruiting in Ivybridge and Teignmouth/Dawlish areas. Click rehearsals for further information.

 

 

FREE COMMUNITY CHOIR TASTER SESSIONS FOR TEIGNBRIDGE RESIDENTS
 

When I was sneezed out of somebody’s nose
I was a bundle of proteins, not even living

Then you breathed me right into your body, let me into your cells

Now I’m alive!
 

Just one verse from the dozens of science-based songs in the repertoire of the South Devon Singers community choir.  But they also sing non-sciency modern settings of poems by William Blake, Shakespeare, John Keats (including two of his very saucy ‘doggerel’ verses from his 3 months in Teignmouth), Charles Causley, and the much-loved Totnes poet Matt Harvey. In addition they have unique arrangements of classic hits such as Tiptoe Through the Tulips, What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted, Dancing in the Street, Blue Moon and the like. There’s also a smattering of 16th and 17th century songs in their portfolio.  The only generalisation you can make about an SDS concert is that you’ll always be surprised.


With funding from Teignbridge District Council, South Devon Singers are offering free taster sessions on four Saturday afternoons in April and May, and will welcome anyone and everyone, of all ages, to come along and try out the experience of singing with others for an hour - followed by coffee, tea, home-made cakes and biscuits, and a chance to chat with choir members.  Everything is free but donations will be welcome to help cover costs.

 

Musical Director David Haines says “we do things very differently from many choirs.  There are no auditions, no insistence on memorising songs, no choreographed movement, and you don’t need any previous experience.  Our songs are catchy, tuneful, mostly less than 30 years old, in every style you can imagine, and often on the most extraordinary subjects:  from viruses to compost heaps, string theory to Tudor food, intelligent slime-mould to wild swimming.  In the taster sessions, we’ll sample a selection of songs from silly to serious, simple to challenging. It’ll be fun, informal, and perhaps even a little enlightening.”

 

Saturday 28th May 2-3.30pm Teignmouth Museum

Saturday 11th June 2-3.30pm Bishopsteignton Village Hall

 

You can just turn up on the day, or book a place in advance by emailing the Musical Director, David Haines, on puzjig@gmail.com.




 

 

 

JUBILEE CONCERT

 

SATURDAY 4th JUNE 2022 at 12.30pm

 

TEIGNMOUTH CATHOLIC CHURCH

 

 

SUMMER SONGS

 

 

NATIONAL MAKE MUSIC DAY

 

TUESDAY 21st JUNE 2022 7.30pm

 

Open rehearsal

 

Douro Court, Ivybridge, PL21 0AX

 

 

SUMMER CONCERT

 

SATURDAY 25th JUNE 2022 7pm

 

YEALMPTON GREAT HALL

details to follow

 

 

 

Sunday 10th July 2022

 

Chudleigh Fete

 

details to follow

 

 

Saturday 16th JULY 2022

 

Palstone Recreation Ground

 

South Brent

(time tbc)

 

SUSTAINABLE SOUTH BRENT FAIR

South Devon Singers

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