The Hope Singers Community Choir is an all inclusive choir which pledges to be a supportive safe space for people to meet and enjoy their love of music and singing. No audition necessary! It is a vibrant group of singers who perform at a wide variety of events while raising awareness of the importance of good mental health and well-being.
The choir was formed following a chance meeting between Albie Drillot, one of Guernsey Mind’s Mental Health Champions and one of the charity’s community project workers. Albie spoke about his vision to form a group of singers and within a week it had become a reality.
There were only eight choir members back in September 2015 but it soon outgrew its initial home and now the Choir rehearses at the Vale Parish Church on a Tuesday evening.
The choir is directed by Julia Jager, a private music teacher, who is helping keep the choir momentum going with ongoing new music and enthusiasm.
The choir aims to raise awareness about mental health issues and is open to everyone who simply enjoys singing and meeting friends in a relaxed and ‘supportive ‘community. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hope Singers have performed at concerts at St James, Spurgeon Church, The Muratti and Rugby finals, fetes and community health shows and events. They were also a popular addition to the KPMG Castle Nights.