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Quirky Choir – Quirkus Exhibition

Quirky Choir celebrates 20 years

Quirky Choir was formed by darts (Doncaster Community Arts) to launch the opening of The Point in 1998. November 2017 marked Quirky Choir’s official 20th anniversary and the members have spent the year creating a new body of work in collaboration with professional musicians and a range of community groups. Janet Wood is Quirky Choir’s Artistic Director and has been steering the project as it gathers momentum towards a final exhibition.

Renowned writer and broadcaster, Ian McMillan, has worked with both Quirky Choir and the Singing for Memory group for adults with dementia and their family carers. Together, they created a wonderful repertoire of new songs around memory and performed them to a packed crowd at the Trades and Labour Club.

Currently, accordion player, Luke Carver Goss, is working with Quirky Choir and the Creative Directions group of adults with experience of mental health issues and Musician, Hayley Youell is working with Quirky Choir and The Point’s Swag Choir of young people. Later in the year, Lucky Moyo will bring his unique musical talent to Quirky Choir and the Conversation Club for Refugees and Asylum Seekers. By the end of December 2018, a feast of music and song will have been created, ready to be shared with the wider public.

In January and February 2019, The Point will host an exhibition created by James Lockey, that celebrates Quirky Choir’s 20 year journey as well as sharing all of the music made through the anniversary project. Watch this space and all will be revealed!

Ian McMillan and Choir Leader Janet Wood

If you are interested in joining Quirky Choir, or have been before and want to come back, all are welcome. Just come along to The Point, Wednesdays 6.45 – 8.45pm (term time only).

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