Come and sing with us!

 

Gurgles Aloud is the new baby-friendly choir in Richmond-Upon-Thames. 

 

The choir's aim is to enable those with bumps and babies to get together on a weekly basis and sing a wide range of music in a relaxed and friendly environment. Don't worry if you haven't sung since school, there's NO AUDITION and NO PRESSURE to sing solos in front of others.

 

We'll sing great pieces from genres such as pop, rock, gospel, world music and maybe even a few show tunes... but no nursery rhymes I'm afraid!

 

Being a baby-friendly choir, there's no need to worry if you're running late, have to miss a week, or have a fidgety, gurgling or hungry little one, ALL ARE WELCOME.

Nappy changing and bottle heating facilities are available as well as access to a quiet room should you want to feed in private and toys to keep older babies engaged. 

 

Feel free to hold your baby in your arms, in a sling or rock them in their pushchair whilst you sing. 

 

HERE'S WHAT A FEW OF OUR SINGERS THINK:

 

Louisa

"Finally, something both me and my baby love! Great range of feel-good songs that I end up singing to my baby all week on the streets of Sheen. And my baby even sways along to our singing.. so it can't be too out of tune!"

 

Gemma

"I've wanted to join a choir for years as I used to sing in one at school but lack of time meant I couldn't. But Gurgles Aloud has given me the opportunity to enjoy singing again with other mums whilst also entertaining our babies (who seem to find it very amusing). Would definitely recommend it!"

 

Astrid

"I really look forward to Gurgles Aloud ever Wednesday afternoon. It is such a nice atmosphere- babies playing together on the floor while mums sing great tunes together. Singing in a choir is the perfect way to relax but still use my baby brain!" 

 

 

Benefits of singing: It's been proven by numerous studies that music is hugely beneficial for both our physical and emotional health, so just think of the benefits for your baby hearing their parents sing! Not only this, but singing as a group can help to relieve stress, baby-blues and even be good for the heart. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Max Vider - Founder Member

Venue: Christ Church, East Sheen, SW14 7RT

 

Time:   Wednesdays 1:30-2:30pm

           (starting 24th September 2014)

 

 

Your first session is FREE, just come along!

£5 per session

£45 for a 10 session stamp card

 

 

Founder and Choir Leader

Mandie Vider

 

Having sung in choirs from a young age, it felt very strange to put it all on hold whilst on maternity leave with my son, Max. Speaking to friends from my NCT group it became evident that other parents, who maybe hadn't sung since school, were keen to get back into it but felt that the regular evening rehearsals of existing choirs were tricky to commit to. 

 

It was then that the idea dawned on me to set up a local, daytime choir where parents could sing something other than nursery rhymes yet have their babies there with them - and so Gurgles Aloud was born! 

 

I look forward to meeting lots of new mums, dads, grandparents and carers in the area as well as singing some great songs. 

 

See you there!

 

 

*Please note that the adult accompanying the child will be responsible for them at all times.

You can also follow Gurgles Aloud on Twitter

 

Email gurglesaloud@gmail.com