Discord Choir

DISCORD the wellbeing choir was founded on 12th January 2011 at Diss Methodist Church, by Michael and has grown in that time to currently 3 face to face sessions running each week providing singing for well being! The choir also has some online sessions too each week. Building on the amazing work achieved during the COVID pandemic when nearly 200 online choir sessions were held  keeping the choir members connected during the dark days and weeks of  the many lockdows. The choir is aimed at all adults over 18 who have a love for singing and a good sense of fun. No experience required (but those that have are equally welcome), no auditions, so no pressure!! We sing from a wide selection of songs from musicals through to modern contemporary, classical to folk. Members are also encouraged to put song suggestions forward. 2014 saw DISCORD performing ‘Songs From The Shows’ and in 2015 the theme was ‘Movie Songs In 2016 songs were based on the theme of ‘decades’ with songs from the 1920’s to present day.. 2017’s theme was Songs From Stage & Screen. 2019’s season has been a mixture of modern and classic songs. For 2021 we’ll be looking forward to celebrating our first 10 years by looking back at some of our top songs, as voted by the membership, along with adding in some new exciting pieces.

Michael says "There is a voice in everyone regardless of how good or bad!’’ and added “Often choral groups or choirs can seem off-putting with auditions, musical knowledge and the need for a good voice are expected whereas DISCORD will be more focused on the benefits of singing together and the recognised health benefits both physically and mentally with no auditions and no expectations". Since starting DISCORD Michael is proud of the fact that DISCORD performs to a standard which many formal choirs would aspire to! This was recognised when the group were asked to perform with Broadway & West End leading lady Kerry Ellis in 2014 - Craig Adams (Miss Ellis Musical Director) commented that DISCORD were One of the best groups they had worked with not bad for a group that sing for wellbeing!! 

DISCORD has brought a new community spirit and since it’s inception has raised over £40,000 for various charities (both nationally & locally) - giving something back is very important to the ethos of DISCORD and each year a different set of charities is supported.

Why not try DISCORD, the wellbeing choir for free?* - your first session will cost you nothing to find YOUR VOICE - please contact choir via details below and don’t just turn up at a session - thanks :)

*free session applies to new members only who have registered and have not belonged to any Discord choir before. .

Details of all sessions are below along with deetails on how to join DISCORD, the wellbeing choir. Sessions run for 90 minutes, with a fee of £7.00 paid on a weekly basis with no upfront payment (unlike many other choirs,) so you only pay when you attend.


DISS DISCORD AFTERNOON CHOIR

started 12/01/11    Wednesdays at 1:15pm

Diss Methodist Church, Victoria Road, Diss (click for map)


DISS DISCORD EVENING CHOIR

started 9/02/11    Wednesdays at 7:15pm

Diss Methodist Church, Victoria Road, Diss (click for map)


STOWMARKET DISCORD CHOIR

started 11/04/13     Thursdays at 7:15pm

The United Reformed Church, Ipswich Road, Stowmarket  IP14 1AD  

How to find the URC


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Would you like to you our choir?

If so, would you please kindly email: 


discordchoir@michaeldann.co.uk 


Stating your name, email address, telephone number and which choir venue you’d like to attend and we’ll get back to you with details on when free taster sessions will be running for you to attend. Thanks


COVID UPDATE: Choir will re-open in September 2021. Initially this will be for current members only due to social distancing in venues. Prospective new members are welcome to register and will be placed on a waiting list. It is hoped that new members will be welcomed to our choir early in 2022 and free taster sessions will commence then and prospective new members will be invited to attend.

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© Michael Dann 2021