Shy singers find their rock voice

SHY singers can find their voice as a new Rock Choir term begins in Ponteland.

The national scheme, which features in ITV1’s series The Choir That Rocks, offers pop, gospel and Motown singing to all ages.

It is particularly popular with adults and no auditions are required, nor is the ability to read music. No one ever has to sing on their own.

Fun rehearsals lead to performances at various community and national events and members will learn arrangements of songs from artists such as Amy Winehouse, Abba, Queen, Phil Collins and Take That.

Caroline Redman Lusher, who founded the scheme in Surrey, said: “I wanted to introduce a new type of glamorous singing to communities that allowed anyone and everyone to come together and enjoy pop songs in a non-threatening environment.

“Contemporary music can make such an impact on all of us and even though listening to these songs can uplift us, singing them is even better.”

Rock Choir rehearsals began in Ponteland this week. Anyone wishing to try a free taster session should visit or call 01252 714276 to book a place.