'Mr Music' Grenville Jones launches new choir in Keynsham

Published on: 05 Feb 2016

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February 2016

A man known across Bath and North East Somerset for getting hundreds of people singing through his charity is now launching a new choir in Keynsham.

Grenville Jones is the founder of Goldies, which runs around 150 singalong sessions for older people across the country, including several in Keynsham.

Now retired people who like to sing are being invited to join another of Grenville’s musical projects, a daytime, no-audition choir called the Good Afternoon Choir.

The initiative, which has seen around 250 people join groups across Bath and North East Somerset and Devizes, is launching in Keynsham on March 16 at Keynsham Methodist Church, where the choir will meet on Wednesdays from 2-4pm.

Grenville said everyone is welcome to come along to find out more and added: “We sing all sorts of music – from folk songs and spirituals to Abba and Queen. It’s all about having fun, making new friends and enjoyment. I look forward to welcoming lots of folk on March 16 at Keynsham Methodist Church where we will rehearse in the church.”

Grenville is also looking for a pianist to accompany the new choir and anyone interested can contact him on 01761 472468.

More information is available at www.goodafternoonchoir.org.

Another choir formed by Grenville is the Bath Male Choir, which appeared in BBC1’s Last Choir Standing in 2008 and will be performing at St John’s Church in Keynsham on May 28, with more details to come soon.

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