Parasol Singers

The Parasol Singers

By Michael Jacobs

Parasol Singers

A small group of friends in Duquesa who enjoy singing were disappointed to find that there was no English-singing choir in the area so they decided to form one. From this the ParaSol Singers was established. In a short time membership has grown to over 20 but, with most people having family or holiday breaks, we are always looking for new members to maintain a core group. The ability to ‘hold a tune’ is more important than experience or technical ability and age is no barrier! We sing mostly pop and rock songs but anything “from Gershwin to GaGa” is fine if the group and our Musical Director like the number.

Singing is a great way to relax as well as to meet people and the satisfaction or the “buzz” that you get from participating in and contributing to a great choral sound is tremendous. But we are not just there for ourselves, we want to give something to the community. It has been proven that singing with other people, or even just listening to a choir or singing group, has therapeutic value and makes people just feel happier.

We are very fortunate to have Marion Allen as our Musical Director, who has experience of working with both amateur dramatics and musical productions both in the UK and on the Costa, and who has the rare knack of being able to mould a group like ours, who have lots of enthusiasm but very different levels of experience of individual or group singing, into a melodious sound! We rehearse at a venue between Sabinillas and Estepona on Wednesday evenings. Why not give it a try – men especially – If you are interested in joining or coming to hear us, please email parasol.singers@btinternet.com or call Mike on 692 558 041.