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Bringing People Together: How a Choir Can Help You Make Friends in a New Area

Have you recently moved into a new house and you’re a bit sceptical on how to make some local friends? We realise how daunting it is to move into a new area, especially if you’re on your own, but there are always ways in which you can put yourself out there to meet new people and gain life-long friendships.

You have the obvious options of greeting your new neighbours or starting a new exercise class at your local gym, but these aren’t always guaranteed ways to build friendships, and you may want to find people who share your passions. Today, we are going to talk about how joining a Cheshire based choir is a great and easy way to make friends around your local area, so keep reading, and you may be on the road to new friendships sooner than you thought!

Building Relationships in a Cheshire Choir

We realise that the transition into a new area where you don’t know anybody nearby can be tough, and very nerve-racking, but if you join a Cheshire choir, it is a lot easier than you may think. So, our advice is to make sure that you put yourself out there as soon as possible so that you don’t let your nerves get the best of you. 

Making friends, inevitably, gets a little more difficult the older you get, but the great thing about choirs is that the age range is insignificant – young adults, the middle-aged and even the elderly are members of choirs, meaning you don’t need to stress over not being able to befriend anyone with the same level of life experience as you.

Once you establish a new hobby, you automatically have something exciting to talk about with the people who already attend – and the best thing is, if your new hobby is a choir, everybody is there because they enjoy music and having a bit of lighthearted fun, meaning you can bond positively over something that you will both love! 

Another great thing about bonding over singing in a choir is that you aren’t put in the spotlight or placed under any pressure – meaning that everybody can get involved no matter how they sound. Dr Eiluned Pearce says “Singing is found in all human societies and can be performed to some extent by the vast majority of people.” Also, more than likely, everybody can perform at different ability levels – choirs, although a great hobby, aren’t there to create the next X-Factor star. Even though people can establish their talent through a choir, and move on to utilising their voice even further, choirs are really designed for people who want to enjoy themselves, establish a hobby and make new friends. It’s not a competition – it’s collaboration.

Not Just Five Minute Friendships

Another benefit of joining a choir is that you will be meeting up at a designated location every week. This means not only do you have something to look forward to each week, but you get to see your new friends on a regular basis – meaning you can continue to build on these new relationships every time you see each other. This can then result in you making life-long friendships because you will most likely start to see each other outside of choir sessions – especially if you get along like a house on fire!

Also, if you have moved to your new place alone, these friendships become very handy during the festive and holiday periods. Loneliness can become more apparent during these times of the year, so if you are able to make strong friendships by seeing the same group of people each week, it is likely that they would want to spend some time with you over the holidays. Cheshire Pop Choirs even organise a Christmas party to bring everyone together! 

So, if you’re on the hunt for a Cheshire based choir, here at Cheshire Pop Choirs, we are always happy to welcome new members to our family! For more information on our groups, or to contact us, check out our website and start your journey to making some amazing new friends. 

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