Local choir sings songs by the surf

February 21, 2018 BY

The Surfside Singers are a local choir in Torquay meeting once a week under the guidance of Erika Turner at the Spring Creek Community House.

IN LATE 2016, secondary school singing teacher Erika Tuner approached the Spring Creek Community House in search of a choir.

This search led to her forming the Surfside Singers, a group of about 30 members who love singing together on a Tuesday night each week.

“I moved from Melbourne to Torquay and ended up forming the group in term four at the community house,” Erika said.

“I had around 20 people involved by the end who all wanted to continue and so now we sing for an hour and a half every week.

“We sing a range of songs including pop music, jazz, folk; I’m really open to anything.

“I divide the group in altos, baritones and sopranos, creating harmonies with a variety of songs, which works really well.”

The Surfside Singers often performs for the elderly and last Christmas organised a flash mob at the beach.

“Singing with the Surfside Singers is definitely a highlight of my week,” Erika said.

“When I’m not singing with the group, I’m either working at one of the secondary schools in Geelong or working in my studio. I have a background in musical theatre too.”

The Surfside Singers is a welcoming group and encourages anyone to join them on a Tuesday night from 5.30pm to 7pm.

“You don’t need singing experience to join us. It’s just a lot of fun and we have a wide range of ages in the group too,” Erika said.

Sessions cost $10.

For more information, visit the website at torquaycommunityhouse.org.au.

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