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Do Your Thing

“If you like to sing, this is where it’s at!”

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Do Your Thing

Do Your Thing

The choir where everyone is welcome: no experience necessary, no auditions, no need to be able to re

2 months ago

Do Your Thing
Today marks the day 11 years ago when my dream of having a community choir in the Heatons was realised. What started out with 7 members venturing out on a bitterly cold evening to sing, now has become over 50 members turning up saying “only choir would make me come out on a night like this!”Our non-audition choir has had quite a journey over that time. From our regular local performances supporting our Stockport community at Heaton Moor Park, Nook, The Moor Top, St Winifred’s school, Broadstone Mill, the Griffin, The Crown (to name a few) to some unexpected twists and turns along the way… lockdown! Our performances have taken us to grand theatre stages, supporting Brit award-winning acts, have cameo roles in TV shows like “Through the keyhole”, sing on a Christmas ad for Sainsburys to most recently being a surprise choir for a lady at Age Uk which was the lead story on BBC Breakfast on Christmas Day! 🥰We were proudly named “the choir with heart” by BBC Dementia Choir’s MD Mark De-Lisser and were featured in the “Make a difference” campaign for BBC Radio Manchester during lockdown, where our fundraising music videos raised over £10,000. We feel very lucky to be able to help others by doing what we love and over the years have now raised well over £20,000 for many charities including The Christie, DEC Ukraine Appeal, Mind and the NSPCC.What makes our choir special and growing year on year, is that community is at the heart of what we do. As a collective we love sharing our passion for singing with as many as we can. Having been in lockdown for so long, not being able to be in the room, we now appreciate more then ever those spine tingling moments when voices blend, friendships form and “choir therapy” that members refer to, happens when our members leave any worries and concerns at the door and have some time just for them singing great songs with great people!Thank you from the bottom of my heart to family and friends and of course all our members, past and present who have made DYT the wonderful choir that it is today. Happy birthday 11th birthday Stockport DYT! 💜🎉💜 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Do Your Thing
Happy new year! Looking forward to see what is in store for the choir in 2024! 😁Let’s start with this for starters! ⬇️ Tune in to BBC Radio Manchester around 3:45pm to hear my interview with Stacey Copeland (in for Michelle Dignan) about the benefits of singing in a choir. 🥰What a great way to kick off the new year. 💙💜💛🧡💚 ... See MoreSee Less
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BBC Radio Stacey Copeland Interview

DYT kicked off the year with a great start, as our very own Musical Director, Liz Taylor sat down to be interviewed by Stacey Copeland on BBC Radio Manchester on January 2nd 2024.

Liz spoke all about the choir, why she started it, the benefits of joining and more! You can listen to the highlights of the interview below.

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“Singing, especially as a group, always makes the day better and brighter. You’re doing a brilliant thing, never stop!”

Frequently Asked Questions

Common queries & questions

All you need to do is click the “Book a DYT taster” / “Book a Kids Choir taster / Book a Youth Choir taster” button at the top of the page!

No. The only requirement is that you love to sing!

If you love singing, you’re welcome – fact! Liz’s years of professional vocal coaching have enabled this non-audition choir to not only surprise themselves but audiences alike.

No. You don’t have to read sheet music. Once you are a member, you can go to the members area of the DYT website where you can access all relevant materials you need to learn your songs.

We tend to sing the sort of feel-good songs that people love to sing along to on the radio. These are generally pop classics and can include songs from films and musicals.

Your first taster session is completely free! If you’d like to become a part of the Do Your Thing choir, then it costs £32.50 per month for the Do Your Thing choir!

For our Kids choir, the price is £20.00 per month, and or our Youth choir, the price is £24.00 per month, with sibling discounts available for both our kids & youth choir should you have more than one child in attendance!

Although performing is not compulsory, showcasing to an audience what the choir have enjoyed learning in rehearsal is the highlight for most of our choir members. They refer to the “buzz” they get after a gig that lasts for days!

Only your voice and some water!

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Term Dates

SPRING 2024

January: Week beginning 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

February: February 5th, 19th, 26th
(Half term – 1 week February 12th)

March: Week beginning 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Easter Holidays: Week beginning April 1st, 8th 
(Two weeks)

Spring – Summer 2024

April: Week beginning 15th, 22nd, 29th

May: Week beginning 6th (Bank How), 13th, 20th

Half Term: (1 week DYT, 2 weeks DYT:KC & YC)
Week beginning May 27th, June 3rd (KC & YC only)

June: Week beginning 3rd (DYT only), 10th, 17th, 24th

July: Week beginning 1st, 8th, 15th

Autumn – WINTER 2024

Coming soon … 

"Wonderful! Only just joined, but it's such good fun and everyone is so friendly and welcoming."
"Nothing else would bring me out of my warm house on a freezing January evening. I love every minute! It's joyful and gives me such a good feeling about myself."
"I went home absolutely buzzing. I couldn't sleep for ages!"
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