COMMUNITY sing-songs are striking a chord at St Andrew’s Church.
The town centre church is holding Second Saturday Songs each month, for everyone from experienced singers to those who think they don’t sing.
The events, which take place from 10.30 to 11.30am on the second Saturday of each month, are part of efforts by agencies, churches and volunteer groups in the town centre to offer opportunities for fun and community togetherness.
Rex Pogson, one of the organisers, said: “The idea came out of conversations between local musicians and Sharon Crofts, the associate minister at St Andrew’s and chaplain at University Hospital Coventry, about the benefits of singing for mental and physical health.
“Each month a small group of singers – including local community choirs, ukulele players, operatic singers, the parish church choir, volunteers and carers of Dementia Support, and other charity groups – kindly agree to lead the singing for one Saturday, joining with anyone who wants to come and have a coffee and take part, as we sing well-known songs.
“All are welcome. It’s all completely informal – no pressure at all!”
Jo Foote’s ukuleles will be the lead group on March 11, with St Andrew’s Community Choir leading the sing-along on April 8.