Devonly Voices and The Singers Upstairs are a 75-strong choir led by Vicky Hadland who join together to enjoy some joyful and uplifting BIG acappella harmony, singing a mix of songs from rock, pop and folk to world music. Choir members come from all over South Devon including Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Ashburton and Totnes. The choirs are directed by Vicky Hadland and co-directed by Joanna, who also sings with Vicky in their small acapella group Pretty Noisy.
Vicky says, ‘The emphasis is on having fun singing together in harmony. Our gatherings are informal and friendly and new members are always welcome. We even have a tea break! This gives us a chance to get to know each other even better. Although many members have joined the choir from Vicky’s ‘Enjoy Your Voice’ classes, you don’t have to be an experienced singer to join in. All you need is the willingness to give it a try. We learn by ear which means no written music although there are word sheets. We sing a wide variety of songs including rounds and harmonies from all around the world, contemporary, pop, gospel and doowap. Many of the arrangements are by Vicky and her son Tao’.