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Jigsaw Sound is a large, mixed voice, adult choir based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire who regularly perform at concerts, weddings and fund raising events throughout the County of Shropshire and over the border into Wales.
The choir was formed in Shrewsbury in January 2007 and now has a membership of more than 90 voices. You can see from the picture galleries that we have a membership that spans all ages.
The primary aim of the choir, is for the members to have fun together through the medium of music. We operate as a close knit team and, therefore, have no need for a constitution, committee or rule book! No one is paid for their services within the choir.
Whilst we are Shrewsbury based, membership of the choir is taken from all over Shropshire and includes people from Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Oswestry, Whitchurch, Much Wenlock, Wem, Market Drayton and Telford.
Jigsaw Sound is a self-funded non-profit making organisation. The choir give all donations they receive for concert performances directly to their chosen charity – which is chosen annually by the membership in November each year. We do not, therefore, receive any monetary benefit from our concert appearances.
The choir have a varied repertoire and this is presented in a light-hearted way. Concerts also give opportunities for audience participation. There are some audio files on this website and you can also find us on YouTube.
If you would like Jigsaw to sing at a concert you are organising or to participate in a wedding ceremony then please telephone Angela on 01743 244195 and discuss what you need and we will do our very best to give you an enjoyable and successful concert.
If you would like to see the choir perform then please have a look at ou diary page for details of forthcoming concerts. For the Christmas season we have a complete, separate, repertoire of Christmas Carols and Songs old and new!
Anyone interested in becoming a member of the choir should in the first instance telephone Colin or Angela on 01743 244195. Alternatively there is contact facility on the JOIN button on the website home page. We will be happy to tell you all about the choir and answer any questions you may have.
Since the formation of the choir, we have deliberately sought to draw new members from folk who do not have any previous choir experience, so prospective members do not, therefore, need to be experienced singers or have the ability to read music. There is no formal audition – just a simple voice test [not in front of others] to see that there is the ability to sing in tune and to establish vocal range.
Potential new members are usually invited to attend a weekly rehearsal, no strings attached, to see for themselves what we offer.
New members who are able, and wish to progress more quickly towards being able to perform, can also join in additional Thursday night rehearsals to accelerate their learning. This is not a requirement and is obviously not something that everyone can do. Either way, no pressure is ever put on new members to be up to performance standard within a certain time or to take individuals out of their comfort zone.
Jigsaw, since its formation, has sought to be much more than just an opportunity for people to sing in a choir that meets once a week. Great value is set on members forming friendships and becoming involved with all aspects of the choir. We warmly welcome all who come to see us as prospective and then new members of the choir. Many members, who were new to the Shrewsbury/Shropshire area when they joined, have found friends as well as becoming part of the Jigsaw community. We all think it is very important to support each other through the ups and downs of life.
Membership offers participation in all the activities of the choir, social events, musical performances, musical tours etc.A weekly subscription is payable by members, whether present or not. Once a member, you will be provided, free of charge, with a set of sheet music for your use during membership of Jigsaw Sound.
Our repertoire contains music from many different genres, light sacred to show tunes and classical to contemporary music.
So, if you are interested – don't delay - make contact through the website or give us a call on 01743 244195 and we will tell you about the choir and happily answer any questions you have – you won’t regret it!
Rehearsal evenings for Jigsaw Sound are Tuesdays from 7.15 to 9.30pm in Shrewsbury.
Thank you for visiting!
Colin & Angela
If you are organising a concert and would like us to sing for you then please contact Angela on the telephone number shown below or download our Booking Form:
Booking Form Microsoft Word format - download
Booking Form Adobe PDF format - download