Scilly Sirens To Sing With Men For First Time

The Scilly Sirens will being singing at this year's Christmas Market

The Scilly Sirens will being singing at this year’s Christmas Market

The islands’ Scilly Sirens female choir is to sing with men for the first time.

Conductor and founder Debbie Wainwright says she has been considering ‘branching out’ for a while as she is always looking for ways to develop the choir, which has attracted upwards of seventy members.

The change has been inspired by a mixed voices singing workshop on St Martin’s in the summer, which was arranged by the Council’s Lifelong Learning team.

Debbie told Radio Scilly that a number of men have asked her to host a male singing group but at present Debbie doesn’t have the time.

She says this won’t be a permanent change and the Sirens will always remain as a female choir.

This joint rehearsal will give the women the chance to sing songs with a bass part.

Debbie says any men wishing to take part are welcome to attend the session at the School Hall on the 28th January between 8pm and 9pm.

And she says any men attending won’t have to be able to read music.