Sing yourself fit in the New year

Avon Harmony Ladies Acappella Chorus with their Musical Director Alex de Bruin.

If you feel the need to take up a new fitness regime in the new year, why not start singing, as part of your campaign, suggests Jackie Boffin of the local ladies’ acappella chorus ‘Avon Harmony’.

Singing tones the tummy muscles, improves posture, releases the same ‘feel good’ endorphins as chocolate, improves breathing, increases oxygen levels in the blood, and reduces stress levels!

All this from a hobby which is sociable, enjoyable, does not require special clothes, does not make you sweat,or mess your hair, and takes place mostly indoors. It’s also good for the brain!

What are you waiting for? Avon Harmony is a small and friendly chorus, which welcomes women of all ages to come and try this great way of feeling good, in a group who sing together, and laugh a lot. As a bonus, our Musical Director is young and energetic, and he laughs as much as we do.

Both experienced singers, who would like to try acappella harmony, and novices, are welcome. No music reading is required, just the ability to listen and sing in tune. Come along to Fairfield High School in Horfield one Thursday evening, join in a rehearsal if you wish, and find out more.

For more information, visit the group’s website at or call Mandy on 01179 652693.

Avon Harmony Ladies Chorus was established in 1975, as ‘the Avonbelles’ and was the first ladies’ barbershop chorus in Bristol. The chorus is a member of LABBS (Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers) and competes regularly at national and local events. The chorus recently won the barbershop class at the Camborne Music Festival in Cornwall, gaining a distinction for their singing.

The Musical Director is Alex de Bruin.

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