Church choirs, gospel choirs, acapella choirs, rock choirs, the list is endless for the type of vocal ensembles that exist. And research has shown that there are numerous health benefits to choral singing. A sense of togetherness, a regulated heart rate and reduced anxiety levels are some of the advantages of singing in a group.
Yet if you’re not keen on singing or performing, you could participate at the other end of the spectrum, as an audience member. A chance to indulge in the melodies of a choir arrives at Paphos straight from France next week. The Choeur de Plum, a French choir from Plumeliau, Brittany, France, will give a one-off performance in Paphos on April 13.
They are a choir of around 40 members, 32 of whom will be singing in this concert, and they are highly thought of in their home town and elsewhere in France, singing traditional French songs as well as more modern ones, the tunes of which will be easily recognisable. They sing mostly in French, but also in several other languages, including English.
Joining them in this venture are the Orphean Singers, who will be singing selections from their popular music repertoire, including songs from Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera. Finally, the two choirs will join together to sing Alleluia, the whimsical theme from the film Shrek.
Choeur de Plum
French choir performance with a guest appearance from the Orphean Singers. April 13. Palia Ilektriki, Paphos. 7pm. Free