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Calling for men to create harmony

The choir donated a cheque to the Alzheimer's support group.
The choir donated a cheque to the Alzheimer's support group. / A. B.
  • A Costa del Sol choir has launched an appeal to find more male vocalists to balance out the vocal range of the group

An international community choir based in Manilva is looking for more male singers to join its ranks.

The Love to Sing Choir currently has around 50 members but only 10 of them are male.

Founded in September 2017, the choir performs concerts along the coast and has raised thousands of euros for local charities.

Allyson Middleton, a spokeswoman for the choir, told SUR in English: "We are pleading for more male vocalists. The only requirement is that they can hold a tune and are not tone deaf. But they will receive training with the choir."

Allyson said that all are welcome, from "beginners to confident vocalists". She added: "We do it because we love to sing. It's very enjoyable but it takes some dedication as we sing all year round and learn new material every week."

The choir currently has 10 strong male singers who hold the bass and tenor sections together, but there is a serious imbalance of male and female voices for the four and sometimes five-part harmonies.

Fundraising

The choir recently presented a cheque for 938 euros to the Alzheimer's and Dementia Support International charity in Sabinillas.

The money was raised during a tea party at Duquesa Golf Club and the International Day in Duquesa.

The choir's next event will be at 6.30pm on 6 October at Duquesa Golf Club, during a Grand Fashion Show to raise money for the St George's Charity.

On 8 November, at 7pm, the choir will also be raising funds for the local charity "Somas tu Ola" in aid of Sarah Almagro, a young girl from Marbella who has lost both her feet and hands to sepsis. The money raised will help towards her care and cost of prosthetics.

The choir meets every Wednesday evening from 7.30 to 9.30pm at Duquesa Golf.

For more information visit the choir's Facebook page @Love2SingCDS