There’s something in the air at Pulloxhill that seemingly works wonders with the human voice.
Members of the Pulloxhill Singers claim they’re the largest and most successful choirs in the area – even though they come from one of its smallest villages.
The group was founded by former Vauxhall Male Voice Choir musical director, the late Robert Gillman.
But since 2005, it’s been under the baton of former teacher David Stott who led a jazz combo and chamber choir at Luton High School.
The grandfather-of-four said: “Retiring gave me more time to indulge my love of singing and conducting – and convinced me that life begins at 60.”
Under his capable and visionary direction, the choir has developed further, increasing its repertoire to reflect the musical talent and abilities of its 44 members.
Between them they sing soprano, alto, tenor and bass. The various parts are remarkably balanced giving a good musical tone to the easy listening music which encompasses contemporary, traditional and religious.
They particularly enjoy supporting fundraising events for local charities.
David said: “We’re a very friendly, four part mixed voice choir and we welcome newcomers.
“If you’re interested join us for rehearsals on Tuesdays at 8pm at Pulloxhill Church Hall MK45 5HD.”
These are informal relaxed affairs where the repertoire is continuously developing to include West End shows, popular songs, choral classics and sacred music.
> For more information call Claire on 01525 753110 or visit www.pulloxhillsingers.co.uk