Choir Mistress Tessa had always loved singing in choirs, but had often found that the commitment required, both financially and in terms of time, was at times too difficult to achieve; life often got in the way!
She wanted to create a choir for those people who wanted to sing but weren't able to sign up weeks in advance; they could just drop by when they were able to, without committing to a specific number of sessions.
High Spirits began it's life as a Christmas Carol Choir for Buns and Roses City Centre WI in 2009, and after a couple of years of 'Drop In And Learn Some Carols' sessions - often in bars and fuelled by mulled wine - popularity dictated a weekly session should continue.
7 years later, and our '6 weeks trial period' has well and truly been forgotten!
Still operating on a week-by-week, drop-in basis, High Spirits provides a relaxed, sociable atmosphere where people can sing, chat, and possibly enjoy a tipple or two.