Singing for fun is a friendly ladies choir based in Crowborough East Sussex we aim to inspire a love of singing, develop skills and an understanding of music. Build confidence and have fun. We welcome all regardless of experience. We hold two concerts a year, (money raised goes to local charities) and we often get asked to sing at other events such as festivals and weddings.
Mark Beesley our Music Director studied with the late Elisabeth Abercrombie, and Dennis Wicks (both pupils of Yani Strasser), and with Laura Sarti and Robert Alderson. He has sung as a soloist with many leading conductors and singers at the Royal Opera house, Glyndbourne and the English National Opera.
As a professional singer and singing teacher he greatly enjoys passing on his many years of practical experience in the singing profession.
He now works as a freelance singer, and has appeared in many of the leading opera houses in Europe, as well as having a thriving private teaching practice.
Mark says "It has been my great pleasure and honour to be the Music Director of the Crowborough Singing For Fun choir since 2010".
In that time I have seen and heard the choir develop and continue to grow from strength to strength. I particularly like conducting this choir because of the wide breath of repertoire they like to tackle from madrigals and classical choral works right through to arrangements of current popular songs. This large and friendly choir rise to the occasion and do themselves justice.