Dear Lewes Vox
After much deliberation and with a heavy heart I have decided to stop teaching Lewes Vox Community Choir.
This September will be 10 years since I opened my first choir and although this is a great achievement I feel like it is also time for me to move on.
As you all know, in recent years my home life and work load has become much busier and I no longer feel that I can bring the dedication to the choir that it deserves. Despite it being only a few hours a week (teaching time), the reality of the work load is much greater and it often eats into 2 or 3 evening a week – and I still feel that I am not doing enough. I would love to be able to ditch my school job and just concentrate on choir but realistically, working for school frees up paid school holidays and offers more stability. A choir venture might be something that I pursue once the children are a little older.
It is only recently that I have managed to come to this conclusion but I sat with it for a week and I think it is the best choice for me and my family at this time. I am so sorry to let you down and to not go out with a huge concert or celebration – I hate goodbyes.
I do not think that this is the end of choral teaching for me but I would like to be able to step back and gather myself. The last 5 years have been a whirlwind and I would like an opportunity to breath a little.
I can imagine that I will be in touch about workshops and maybe shorter 6 week blocks of singing workshops/courses at some point in the future. Please let me know if you would NOT like to be included in this and I will take you off the mailing list.
I feel very emotional writing this email but it also bringing me a feeling of relief. The only other thing that I have stuck at for 10 years in my whole life is my relationship with my husband Tam.
I loved teaching choir but this feels right. I’m sure I’ll be back in a different guise.
Autumn term will be on Mondays from Sept 10th – Dec 10th 2018.
Choir on Monday Oct 8th will be replaced with a session on Thursday 11th for that week only. No choir on Monday. Nov 5th.
£7 drop in, £80 for the term or £33 for 5 sessions (13 sessions in the term).Visit the How To Sign Up page for online payment options
Performance Dates Autumn 2018
- Friday Sept 21st Women Over Fifties Festival workshop at the Lewes Depot – afternoon. This is a free session for members of the public as well as Vox Choir members.
- Monday Oct 15th at Lewes Train Station at 6pm to raise money for a homeless or mental health charity. – choir session after as usual.
- Sunday Nov 4th – recording session for our Christmas CD – this is a recording session open to choir members who have previously sang with us at Christmas – minimal rehearsal time.
- Saturday Dec 1st at The Artists and Makers Fair
- Dec 16th Christmas Concert at The Royal Oak in Lewes (new venue for 2018!)
”Vox has a fun and informal atmosphere, we sing contemporary and traditional songs from all over the British Isles and beyond. We sing rich harmonies and rhythms……..Oh and we throw in a cup of tea and a biscuit for good measure!”
Just like our other choirs all the material will be taught by call and response. Everyone is welcome so please come along and have a sing with us!