Frequently Asked Questions

  • The Singers – who is it for?

We’re ordinary men like YOU who would like to get involved in group singing, meet a fantastic bunch of new people, and have some fun while raising money for a fantastic cause. Plus of course, there are the well-documented physical and emotional benefits of group singing, which is proven to improve wellbeing and productivity!

  • But I have never sung can I come?

Yes absolutely, helping people discover their voice is what the project is all about! Our musical director, Scott Wolfenden, is very experienced at leading singers who have never sung before and/or who can’t read the music

  • So, is it only for beginners, then?

We welcome experienced singers and beginners alike. Whatever your musical ability you are very welcome. And if you have some experience, that’s great!

  • Have I got to audition?

This is NOT the X Factor and there is NO formal audition! However, during the introductory session we’d like to hear your voice so we can allocate you the right voice part. If you are one of the very few people who we think would struggle a lot and not enjoy singing within the group, we’ll be kind enough to let you know at the outset!

  • This is a choir, right?

The word ‘choir’ conjures up sorts of pictures, most of which are inaccurate . But yes , Men United in Song will be a group of men singing together which – by definition – is a choir, but not as you know it!

  • What is a male voice choir?

Like a mixed voice choir, a male voice choir sings in four parts, but using only mens voices. The parts are (from highest to lowest):Tenor1, Tenor 2, Bass 1, (we often call that “Baritone”) and Bass 2 (often call this just “Bass”).

  • What support can I expect?

Scott Wolfenden is the director of Men United in Song. He is very approachable and is committed to helping all members of the group throughout the project, and is supported by our team and mentors.

  • What sort of music can I expect?

An eclectic mix of something for everyone, there might be songs from the shows like Les Miserables, some standards like Softly As I Leave You, some traditional numbers like When The Saints Go Marching In. Some more modern songs like Billy Joel’s And So It Goes, and fun numbers like The Rhythm of Life. We haven’t worked out the programme for the Men United In Song concert just yet, but this is sort of music to expect!

  • How much does it cost?

There is a charge £25 to participate, which will help to cover some of the costs. This will be paid at the first rehearsal.