CLARE Morel has loads to be happy with… for not solely is she the musical director of two choirs on the Music Place, Altrincham, however she can be a singing teacher there and does music classes for people with particular wants.
Although she enjoys conducting the Music Place choir. which is open to all, and meets on the Bowdon Rooms, it’s her different choir, Vibrant Voices, which gained her an award.
She modestly admitted that two years in the past she was given the North West Tonight Christmas Star award.
The award was for her work with Vibrant Voices as a result of they’re people with dementia, stroke survivors, these with Parkinson’s illness and their carers.
Clare stated: “The award was such a shock. One of my Vibrant Voices nominated me and the TV crew got here to our Christmas social gathering. My nominator offered the award with all of the cameras pointing at me.
“It was each an honour and a shock. I shed quite a lot of tears and will solely simply blurt out my thanks in between sobs.”
She thanked their accompanist. Richard Wetherall, for his help as a result of he all the time added enjoyable to their classes.
“Both my choirs sound fantastic,” stated Clare.
During lockdown the choir members have been entertained by singalong movies. Clare stated: “We use the bouncing ball know-how for people to observe the phrases and sing alongside.
“Singing has a robust impact for us all. When we sing, we launch endorphins and singing collectively releases this constructive feeling.”
Clare has three kids who love music, whereas her husband teaches saxophone on the Music Place.
She is thrilled that the pandemic would possibly quickly be over.
“Singing collectively once more might be such a pleasure. It might be thrilling to share the harmonies and to listen to each other once more,” stated Clare.