IF you enjoy singing a variety of music, and fancy something to do on Tuesday nights, why not join the J Singers? An amateur mixed choir who meeting regularly in Wembdon, near Bridgwater.

The choir enjoys singing a variety of music, mostly in two parts, traditional ballads, popular and world music, songs from the shows and some modern choral compositions.

In 1966, there were two seperate male and female choirs in Bridgwater who eventually joined forces when a leading tenor married the pianist. For about 20 years after, the choir sang as the Joan Atkins Singers and since 1992, the choir have been known as the J Singers.

They have had about seven musical directors over the years, who have all brought their own influence and repertoire to bear on the group.

Sally Jenkins, a Bristol trained and qualified musician, teacher and harpist, has led the group for five years. Sally is now looking to increase her harp teaching, and from Easter the choir are looking for a successor.

The J Singer meet to rehearse on Tuesday nights in term time at Wembdon, near Bridgwater.

They use sheet music, but their musical ability is varied and they welcome all who appreciate the pleasure of singing together. Many of the J Singers performances have been to raise funds for local charities.

More recently, they have enjoyed learning arrangements of music by artists and composers as varied as the Beatles, Cole Porter, Lloyd Webber, the Beach Boys, Leonard Cohen and the Wurzels.

To find out more about the choir visit jsingers.org or email Sally on sally@jsingers.org