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Exeter's Magic Carpet community choir plans two Christmas sing-alongs

By RichardBirch  |  Posted: November 28, 2012

Magic Carpet's community choir is planning Christmas events

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Magic Carpet's Community Choir is planning two big Christmas sing-alongs at The Hub on the Green, Exeter.
Everyone is welcome, not just regular choir members – the group says that all you need is enthusiasm.

Choir leader, Peter Kyrke-Smith said: "Singing Christmas songs at this time of year will help the people of Exeter get in a festive mood, feel great and have a chance to create fantastic music together.

"We will be singing a mixture of traditional carols, classic Christmas songs, winter songs, songs for all seasons - songs to warm the heart. It will be great fun and open to adults and mature children - you are welcome to come along and sing."

Each session will run from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on Thursday, December 6 and 13. anyone interested is asked to call Magic Carpet if you are interested in joining in or just turn up on the day.

There is a special Christmas price of £4 per session and seasonal refreshments will be available for a donation.

The Community Choir takes place every Tuesday morning at The Hub on the Green in Cathedral Close.

Peter said: "We have a really good atmosphere, a good mix of people and lots of positive feedback. Our members have grown over the months and we have a lot of fun sharing and singing together in this wonderful venue.

"It is open to all adults and young people who love to sing.  Experience is not essential, more important is plenty of enthusiasm and a willingness to sing in a group. To enhance the experience there is delicious fresh coffee available, for a small donation."

Robert Wynne, Magic Carpet's CEO said: "This is a really exciting new venture for us; we know that singing really does improve peoples health and wellbeing and we want to share the experience as widely as possible. There is an exciting mix of songs for all seasons and occasions and feedback has been brilliant – so do come along and find out for yourself."

Magic Carpet is a leading arts for health charity – it exists to improve the health of Devon's most vulnerable people through creative arts provision. It was established in 1981 and works across the arts including painting, sculpture, ceramics, printing, photography, animation and film, music, drama, dance and movement and environmental arts. 

Its face to face work is primarily with people with mental health issues, learning disabilities, carers and other vulnerable groups. All work is run by trained, practising artists and specialists.

Magic Carpet's work is extensive, running over 700 workshops annually in diverse settings such as psychiatric units, schools, parks, arts and community centres.   It seeks to enhance the work of other arts, health and social care providers and have a long term impact on participants' lives through the continuity and quality of its provision.

For more, visit www.magic-carpet-arts.org.uk or call 01392 422938. 

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