Vocal passion encouraged at Beer

The denizens of Beer are being encouraged to take to song by Fiona Clarke, former musical director of the Salisbury Community Choir, with the group Seriously Occasional Singers.

Fiona told the Sidmouth Herald: “I feel passionately about encouraging the timid singer to sing and thought that it might be a great idea to merge my passion for Beer with my passion for running singing workshops.

“We will work on vocal technique so that everybody is encouraged to use their voices in a secure way and using gospel, jazz, african, easy pop and some light classical music we should be able to give everybody a chance to stretch their vocal chords outside the bathroom.”

Fiona has sung on the backing track for films, including the Curse of the Were Rabbit, The Omen and the Da Vinci Code.

The first workshop is at Mariners Hall on March 14 between 10am-noon. The cost per person will be £5.

For more information ring Fiona on (01722) 333964 or e-mail dizzysop@hotmail.com