For all my 30 years, music has been a friend, always there to make me feel less alone.
As a child, I always sang to myself (never friends), occasionally forcing my mum to listen to an impromptu performance. I vividly recall belting ‘Eternal Flame’ by The Bangles as she watched me encouragingly, even though I’ve no doubt it wasn’t my best performance, being 11 and a little shakey.
Then in my teen years, whenever I had a difficult day at school, I would go to bed with my iPod in my ears, songs from every genre and era cathartically easing me into sleep.
Music was a non-judgemental comfort, available at the click of a button.
Joining Love Soul Choir in 2018 took this to another level, and I found myself surrounded by all these different people, whom stand side by side with one another, and share that same passion for our collective friend.
I now sing at the top of my lungs in my home, where I am currently alone during lockdown, and I don’t care who hears, I just know it feels good. Whenever I have had a boring day, or just feel tired of all this, I always think, ‘Have you sung yet today?’ and if I haven’t, I do. And yet again, I feel less alone.
If you’d like to apply for an audition with Love Soul Choir, please visit the audition page on our website. Once you’ve sent your application to us, we’ll be in touch within a couple of days to schedule the time and place of your audition.