Learn to sing in a fun, relaxed atmosphere!
We have a number of singing opportunities at Berry Entertaining! From our performance group, the “Be Natural Singers” to beginner classes and sing alongs.
The “Be Natural Singers“, a fun community choir, is for adult singers of all levels – no audition required. Many members of this group have been singing with Allison for a number of years and continue to be dedicated to the group.
The goals of this group are to learn proper singing technique, to learn how to sing a bit of harmony, to learn how to blend voices with other singers and, most importantly, TO HAVE FUN!
This choir sings primarily Broadway show tunes with a few classic pop/rock songs thrown in for variety. Our practices are lighthearted and we always round out the term with a fun-filled recital and reception for choir members, family and friends.
New members are always welcome to join the group in January and September.
The Broadway Choir meets on Monday evenings (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.) on West 12th Avenue, near Granville Street in Vancouver.
We meet every Monday from January to June and then from September to December. We don’t have practices on long weekends and we break for the summer to re-charge. 🙂
Membership fees are for the year (September to June) and are based on a full year commitment.
There are two payment options for membership fees that cover September to June.
$420.00 if paid in full at time of registration (September)
$220.00 due at time of registration (September) and
$220.00 due at time of registration (September) by post-dated cheque dated for February
For members who join the choir in January, membership fees for the term (January to June) are:
$280.00 if paid in full at time of registration (January)
$150.00 due at time of registration (January) and
$150.00 due at time of registration (January) by post-dated cheque for April
New members are encouraged to drop in to the choir in January and/or September to try it out before committing to the year/term.
Drop-in fee: $20.00
“Allison creates an environment in which it is truly fun to sing, and she encourages her singers to strive for excellence. She provides gentle guidance to improve various aspects of singing . ..” (singing student for 7 years)
“Her lively, intelligent teaching style allowed me to discover talents within myself that had been lying dormant for years. . . . Allison has consistently demonstrated a sense of passion when leading our class . . she encourages each member with an empathetic teaching style that allows us as individuals to develop at our own rate.”
(singing student for 6 years)
“I first met Allison in January of 2005 when I joined a night school course offered to all levels of singers, including beginners. The group was made up of participants of varying degrees of singing experience. Within just a few weeks, Allison was able to create a well blended group of voices . . . With well blended voices we confidently put on a mini recital at the end of our course.”
SINGING FUN FOR ADULTS – beginner classes
If you’re a little nervous about joining a singing group or just want to learn how to sing better, this class is perfect for you! This course will introduce you to basic singing techniques that will help you become a better, more confident singer. You’ll learn proper singing posture and breathing and lots of techniques to improve your vocal production.
Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Eight-week classes start in January, April and September.
Trout Lake Community Centre (3360 Victoria Drive)
To register, please contact the Trout Lake Community Centre (604) 257-6955.
SING ALONG FRIDAYS
Or, if you just want to do some singing with others who love to sing come join our sing alongs. I’ll be playing the piano and leading the group in a wide variety of songs.
Fridays from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Dates t.b.d.
Fee: $10.00 each
Friday Sing Alongs are held in the Oakridge/Langara area. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to be put on our mailing list for upcoming sing alongs.