I have been telling you in the last few months that I love to sing – and I do. I have suggested you join a chorus – and I want you to!

But there is more than just singing.

People often think, for instance, that the ladies of a singing group meet once a week, practise a few songs, and say “See you next time”.

That is not really how it is in most cases.

As an example, take my chorus: Spangles Ladies Harmony Chorus. We don’t just sing, we support each other in life as well; 24/7 if needed. Nobody needs to struggle alone.

As an example, many of us come to live in Spain, singly or as a couple. Sometimes a partner dies, leaving yet another lady alone. With no family nearby, she wants to stay here, having built a life, a home and memories.

For many, Spangles would be like the family who are not around every day, the support they need.

Barbara Burks, a long-time member, recalls:

“Our chorus members have helped others get through loss of a partner, divorce, cancer – too many of those, sadly – and other physical ailments or injuries. We love to do fun things together; meeting for lunch, chatting over coffee or a cocktail. We have been supporting each other for as long as I can remember”.

Spangles has some fun events arranged this year: concerts in Calpe and Jalón, and a music festival in Prague, will see them journeying and staying together for a few days of singing, fun and laughter. Nearer home, they will be arranging events to raise funds, such as their famous afternoon tea and barn dance. There’s no time to feel lonely!

Also, with life comes the barely mentionable: everyday stress. That is a fact, unfortunately, even in this idyllic place, and we all suffer from it either lightly or strongly. One of the cures is exercise! Running every day to increase your Adrenaline.

Well, some of us aren’t into running, but what we can do is sing! Adrenaline boost? Absolutely!

Spangles is a ladies’ a cappella chorus, singing in four-part harmony. They rehearse every Thursday, from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm at Centro Municipal Las Claras, Calle Helena, Los Narejos, Los Alcázares and visitors are always welcome. If you’d like to book the chorus for an event or you are thinking about joining them, you can find out more by emailing them:

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Lyn Baines
Author: Lyn Baines

Chorus founder and manager, bass section leader.

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