A children's choir spin-off from a success Harrow-based adult group is looking for more young members.
Jubilate Ladies Choir are celebrating their 30th anniversary and can now boast more than 40 members, many of whom have been singing since the choir's inception in 1969.
They have an impressive repertoire with everything from classical to contemporary, a capella to African chant and pop to psalms.
This versatile and experimental approach led them to win first place in the Ladies Choir class at the prestigious 2008 Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts and they have appeared on stage at Wembley Arena as backing singers for Barry Manilow.
Last September, Jubilate Juniors was spawned from its adult counterpart and is aimed at children aged seven to 11 (school Years Three to Six). The choir, affectionately known as JJs, already has more than 15 members and is keen to continue recruiting more.
Musical director Sarah Stroh said: "The reason we started JJs is because so many of the ladies' children were interested in singing. They really twisted my arm and I eventually realised what a great idea it was!
"JJs meets every other Saturday afternoon and they do lots of singing games, using their bodies as well as their voices.
"They sing songs from all over the world, as well as musicals numbers including The Sound of Music, Oliver! and The Lion King, and also songs written especially for choirs.
"It's a great way for children to spend their afternoons and everyone is welcome. All you need is a water bottle and a pencil - aside from energy, commitment, enthusiasm, that is. We are particularly keen to expand our membership and it is not essential that people live in Harrow - our members live all over London, as far as Barnet."
Jubilate Juniors is hosting a fun, informal singing session this Saturday (January 17) from 3pm to 4.30pm.
Rehearsals for the spring season take place from the following week onwards at Christ Church, Roxeth Hill, South Harrow. **Contact choir manager Ninoska Leppard on 07967 810 210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org