Mid-Norfolk Singers

February 24, 2022

Singing reduces stress and improves well-being

Mid Norfolk Singers know that singing is good for you. Ask their members, several of whom have 50 years of service with the choir. “People come to choir because they love it” says Jane Fannon. “Travelling from far afield we come together to make music. One of life’s best activities! Singing reduces stress, is good for your lungs, can improve your memory and builds a sense of community”


Some concerts offer a light programme taken from musical theatre, jazz, folk songs and spirituals but our usual repertoire is taken from the classical choral standards. In December 2021, the choir performed its first concert since 2019 and sang carols in the Ellenor Fenn Garden in Dereham.

Robert Hamwee is the music director and he leads rehearsals. Concerts are performed at least three times a year usually in local parish churches, but also in Norwich Cathedral and St Andrew’s Hall. All these buildings have marvellous acoustics which enhance the wonderful sound of voices.

Can I try the choir?

Please come along to a rehearsal, it is as easy as that. There is a very affordable termly subscription, but ‘trial’ sessions are free. There is no audition to join the choir. All you need is a love of music and the determination to do your best for the concert performance. If you think you might enjoy singing in our choir then why not come along to an ‘Open session’ rehearsal at the Salvation Army Hall on Thursday 17th March or come and chat to us at the Dereham Day on 14th May.

Hear us sing in Dereham!

If you are not a singer but enjoy listening to live performances, we are performing our next concert at St Nicholas Church, Dereham on Saturday 21st May at 7.30pm. Details will be available on our website and social media. www.midnorfolksingers.org.uk