HobbyHub - Singing

in hobbyhub •  3 months ago

Hi Fellow Steemians

While writing is my passion, singing is my joy. As a child I was always singing in a choir - in school, church or various youth organisations. I am not the best singer but I can stay in tune and hence why I sing in choirs rather than bands or heaven forbid try going solo!

Singing is a wonderful hobby – when you sing your body releases endorphins or happy drugs as I like to call them. It is impossible to sing and not feel happy.

Currently, I sing in two choirs but let me tell you about my fun choir - the Wolseley Singers. Set up ten years ago in county Carlow in Ireland, this fun choir meets every Monday evening and puts on a number of concerts each year for charity. To date we have raised more than €30,000 for local charities. Our Musical Director is Regina Hanley, a renowned international opera singer and also a wonderfully warm woman and friend. She never stops smiling.

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Here we are at one of our formal Christmas concerts. I think at this particular concert I got my first solo – a speaking solo from Johnny Mathias and When a Child is born. (lol)

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We sing at other regular venues too – here we are singing at the local Relay for Life Cancer charity – and it is nice to be recognised in the local paper.

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We also travel as a choir. At Easter this year we went to Dingle in the south of Ireland for a holiday. We had such fun - we are mad things as you can see.

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We also travelled to Prague last year and gave a concert there in the middle of the city – it was a blast and we had such fun exploring that fabulous city.

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Anyway, that is one of my hobbies. I love singing – love the friendship and the fun (or craic as we say in Ireland which means fun and not drugs lol). Anyone can join a choir – especially a fun one – and the rewards are fabulous.

Happy Singing

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Thank you for a great post. :)

I do not sing my self.(even if my parents used to say it was sad that the only kid they had that actually could sing refused to sing.. lol)
But it is easy to see how this can be of great joy for so many people. :)

I was asked to write about what activities most Norwegians was a part of once.
And since the news mostly write about sport, i was pretty sure it would be some kind of sport.
But after i had done some research on it, it turned out to be singing in a choir. :)

And after reading your post, it become even more clear why.
Its both a pleasure for those who like to sing and those who listen.
But it also gives many other bonus activities as well, like you point out here, the social aspect, the travelling and so on. :)

I once was together with a Russian musician teacher who was not religious, but still she often went to the church.
When i asked her why, she said it was because she loved to listen to the choir, and also pointed out the great acoustic it was in the church.
And every time she came back from listening to that choir, it was like she was full of new energy. :)

Keep up the good work.
Not only does your hobby give you pleasure, it gives a lot of other people great pleasure too. :)

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You give the most thoughtful replies :)

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Thank you so much for the lovely comments. Your ex partner is right - churches often have fabulous acoustics and are great for choirs and general singing. I love singing hymns in church too - the familiar can be very energising.

I was in Norway once too - on a skiing and cultural weekend. Ended up listening to an acoustic rock band who played on a frozen waterfall - amazing!

Thank you again
cheers
Jillian

Trying this again, since my first reply disappeared! I really love that your hobby has been able to raise funds for others! You will need to post a video soon , it would be lovely to see the Wolseley Singers in action! Thank you for your participation in the #hobbyhub challenge, much love, @sweetpea

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I think the platform has been a bit shakey this afternoon - I hope to get a video off some of the choir - we have such fun and are such good friends - and there are no divas at all! Thank you for the encouragement to post!

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I second than.

I just rediscovered a old youtube video i love very much.

I hope you will enjoy it as much as i did the first time i saw it. :)
(I have seen it many times now, and it still amaze me every single time i see it) :)

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ah yes I know this video - it is a fab flash mob. I love it!

Great entry for #hobbyhub ! What a great hobby singing ! It really shows in your writings how much you love it , and all the better to be doing it for charity ! Such a feel good post as well it would have been a good #popcontest post LOL! Thanks for entering , good luck ! @karenmckersie !👍👍👍💕💕💕

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Thanks Karen - it is easy to do a hobby that you enjoy, that you meet fabulous people and make good friends and then raise money for local charities - the person that benefits the most is the singer!

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Yes for sure ! 👍👍👍

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And tell me also how to enter your popcontest - I actually have lots of hobbies! lol

Very lovely post. Singing is my passion in life - probably more passion than a hobby. Good luck with the competition!

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Thank you - I am part of a great choir - fab bunch of people