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I have written articles before about the love I have for my local choir - HEREFORD POP CHOIR Helen Vereker Singers.

So what's this new article about? Well, we have recently moved to a new venue. Hereford Cider Museum is now the place where we congregate on a Monday evening to have some FUN, to chat, to meet current friends and to make new friends of members that have just joined. Oh, and most importantly, to SING!

On September 11th we held an Open Evening and entertained our visitors with some of our favourite songs, had a bite to eat and there was cider available as well as tea and coffee. If you like cider, the choice at the Cider Museum is vast!!

Our wonderful leader Helen Vereker discussed what the choir is all about, how we perform at various charitable gigs, weddings, festivals etc.

We have also performed at The Courtyard in Hereford. If you pop over to the choir website, you can read all about us!  This YouTube link shows us performing Hallelujah when we sang at The Courtyard, Hereford and shared the stage with Starlight Company and Aspire Dance Company.

I have been a member since 2011, so after six years I feel I am part of the furniture so to speak. Other people have been singing with Helen since she first started in 2004.

Sometimes singing can make your voice a little sore or a bit harsh and Helen has a remedy for that. Clarity throat sprays are ideal and these can be ordered from Helen via the advert on my website or diectly from This website also has lots of information and advice about how to breathe properly, how to find your vocal range and much more!

I hope the above has whetted your appetite to try a new hobby and at the same time, make new friends and join this very happy choir. 


If you live in Herefordshire, why not pop along and see for yourself how you too can have some fun and de-stress! 

I am happy to report that since our open evening we have enrolled many new members and so far they are all enjoying their new experience!

Here is an article written by Lesley Eaton about Llangollen Eisteddfod Festival 2014.

Here is an article and interview with Blake.

Photos copyright Helen Vereker.

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