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Just sing for the fun of it with new Barrie group

By Susan Doolan, Special to Postmedia Network

Just Sing is a new information group for people who like to sing. It begins Tuesday, Feb. 21 in downtown Barrie. Everyone is welcome to participate. From left are music director Scott Boyer, Ingi Gould, musician Brett Caswell, Gail Foy and Marie Fisher. ANDRE BENETEAU/PHOTO

Just Sing is a new information group for people who like to sing. It begins Tuesday, Feb. 21 in downtown Barrie. Everyone is welcome to participate. From left are music director Scott Boyer, Ingi Gould, musician Brett Caswell, Gail Foy and Marie Fisher. ANDRE BENETEAU/PHOTO

A new informal group called Just Sing begins next week in downtown Barrie.

It’s open to anyone who likes to sing.

A small organizing committee, after experiencing Toronto’s popular Choir! Choir! Choir! wanted to recreate the model for Barrie.

Just Sing has already garnered a lot of interest.

It works like this: no audition, no need to read music and no attendance is taken. Just show up and move into the group that best suits your vocal desire, to sing high, low or medium.

The committee, made up of people who have years of experience in art, music, business and education, have recruited Scott Boyer to be their music director.

“He will coach, guide and cajole singers through each section of the song until we ‘get it’ and then the three-part harmony will come together in a grand finale,” said Gail Foy.

“There are no divas, no soloists and no stars,” she added. “We just sing for the sheer joy of singing.”

Just Sing takes place in the casual atmosphere of a pub. There is a built-in social component. Songs are popular and diverse and change each week. Brett Caswell has signed on to provide musical accompaniment.

Just Sing meets every Tuesday, starting Feb. 21, from 7-9 p.m. at Donaleigh’s Irish Public House, 28 Dunlop St. E.

The cost is $5.

Stop by, pick up a song sheet and start singing. 



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