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Harmonyjunky: Machapella Community Choir, Machynlleth

Shrewsbury Clarion Choir. Meets approx one Saturday per Month. 2-4.30pm

Quaker Centre Shrewsbury

Dates for 2020

All choirs are cancelled until furthur notice, due to the covid-19 social isolating. Please sign up to my newsletter to hear about any singing that may start up again in the future .


Machapella is based in Machynlleth which is a thriving market town in West Wales.

It also has a thriving ‘alternative’ culture mainly because the Centre for Alternative Technology is 3 miles down the road, and many interesting people come to work or volunteer at CAT and then find themselves staying in the area. (That is indeed how I ended up in Mach).

Machynlleth was one of the first places to have a ‘Community Choir’.
In 1992 we were lucky enough to be visited by Caroline Bithell, author of ‘A Different Voice and a Different Song’.
Machapella has sung in the grounds of Y Plas at the crafted space in the woods by Jenny Hall.
Link to crafted space
Machapella has sung at the Observatory, down the road near the Osprey Project.
Osprey video is here
Machapella has supported Sing for Water over many years, travelling to London to take part in The Thames Festival and raising money for Water Aid.
Machapella has sung as part of a choir at Sessiwn Fawr in Dolgellau. .
Sessiwn Fawr video is here
Caption, Are they warming-up the resonating chambers or doing a nose-trumpet fanfare?!
Single drop of rain?
How to find Machapella: at the Owain Glyndwr Centre, Heol Maengwyn, Machynlleth, diagonally opposite the Coop

“Roxane is a brilliant teacher and leader of songs. She is inclusive and mindful of people’s differing abilities and tastes and always a lot of fun. It’s impossible not to smile during her sessions!”
- Emily H Machynlleth

“Over the last years I have been a singer in a band, sang solos on quite a few stages, sang solo on an Una May album and sang together with choirs of 10 to 600.
This all happened after my first workshops with Roxane, before that I just sang in the shower, thank you Roxane xxx”

- Jackie Farley-Harper

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