GLEE Club - Tuesday 1.30 - 2.00pm / Thursday 8.00 - 10.00pm. Everyone is welcome to come along for a bit of fun & a song. You don't have to be a great singer to enjoy Gobstoppers Glee Club.

As part of the success of Gobstoppers, we run an adult singing group, to encourage frightened wannabe singers to come along, learn songs, harmony and perform for charities. In only 6 years, we have over 40 members, performed eight concerts, sand on BBC Three Counties radio and raised over £40,000 for charity. We also sing and support age UK Dacorum, by singing at homes for the elderly and for those suffering with dementia. The group has lots of fun rehearsing and is a great social outlet for grown-ups.

 

£3'600 Raised for the 1940's Night!

BBC Reports:

Choir singers 'synchronise their heartbeats'

By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service

 

Sing from the heart

Scientists studied choir members as they performed different types of songs. When you exhale you activate the vagus nerve... that goes form the brain stem to the heart”. Slow chants,for example, produced the most synchronicity. The researchers also found that choral singing had the overall effect of slowing the heart rate.

The researchers now want to investigate whether singing could have an impact on our health.

"There have been studies on guided breathing and they have seen long-terms effects on blood pressure... and they have seen that you can bring down your blood pressure.

 
AUTUMN TERM DATES 2019

All Classes at The Gables, Berkhamsted HP43EZ

Gobstoppers Theatre Company      Wednesday Group - 24th APRIL      Thursday Group - 25th APRIL                Friday Group - 26th APRIL               Saturday Groups - 27th APRIL

Gobstoppers Education                       GCSE Year 1 : Mon 22nd APRIL           GCSE Year 2 : Mon 22nd APRIL                   A level Year 2 : Tues 23rd APRIL                  A level Year 1 : Tues 23rd APRIL

 
 

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Recruiting for GCSE Drama & A Level Theatre Studies

Gobstoppers is a registered centre for GCSE & A Level. You can take your drama exams outside school, with great students, qualified staff and a year earlier than schools. Spaces available for September 2018

A Message From Molly - A Level Drama 

I wanted all of you to know that Gobstoppers has changed my life. When my school told me I wasn't good enough to take Drama I was devastated. I talked to a friend about her A-Level and she told me about Gobstoppers. I cannot express my love and thanks to her. Since then I have looked forward to each and every drama lesson and rehearsal even when times were hard. I have met some fantastic people on the way.
Many of you will have met me for the first time on the Cornwall tour, which I can say was the happiest few days of my life. We were the dream team and I cannot explain how much I treasure that time .
So, what I am unsuccessfully trying to say is that thanks to Chris Williams and his excellent wife Vicky, I am happier than I have ever been and that I am heading to the University of East Anglia to study English and Drama, thanks to the most excellent and wonderful Gobstoppers. I cannot thank you enough. I would not be the person I am today if it had not been for Gobstoppers. Maybe one day I can come back (rich and famous) and become a True Gobstopper.
Thank you, I love you all with all my heart.
Molly xxx

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