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 5 sessions running each week providing singing for well being! It 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 2020/21 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.

Each session lasts 2 hours and costs £7 per session - free refreshments available at all sessions, don’t forget to bring your own mug.

You only pay for the sessions you attend with no up-front termly payments or having to pay if you cant attend a session.

Why not try DISCORD, the wellbeing choir for free?* - your first session will cost you nothing to find YOUR VOICE - online registration is required please

*free session applies to new members only who have registered and have not belonged to any Discord choir before. Sheet Music for the session attended can be borrowed and returned at the end of the taster session.

Details of all sessions are below along with a contact form to join DISCORD, the wellbeing choir.


DISS DISCORD AFTERNOON CHOIR* 

*Please note this a very full choir with limited places available

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

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


DISS DISCORD EVENING CHOIR*

*Please note this a very full choir with limited places available

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

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


ATTLEBOROUGH & THETFORD DISCORD CHOIR *

started 31/03/11    Thursdays at 1:15pm 

The Baptist Church, Leys Lane, Attleborough (click for map)

*Thetford choir started 31/1/12 and combined with Attlebourgh Choir in Summer 2017


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


DEBENHAM DISCORD CHOIR

started 17/02/15    Tuesdays at 1:15pm

Debenham Community Centre, Gracechurch St, Debenham IP14 6BL  (click for map)

*replacing OTLEY DISCORD due to venue being not big enough anymore (started 1/11/11) 

Sadly choir is now closed due to the ongoing COVID19 situation. If you would like to register for your free taster session you will be contacted once we are able to physically meet again, whenever that may be. Thanks and stay safe :)

Please fill in the choir registration form below or email the choir direct stating the details asked in the form - thanks discordchoir@michaeldann.co.uk

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