Inclusive Choir – Coventry
A musical community without barriers!
The Coventry Inclusive Choir, run in partnership with Coventry Music Hub, welcomes people aged 25 years and under, and their families.
The Choir celebrates that everyone has their own way of sharing their voice. Here are a few examples of ways you could join in:
- Using Makaton Signing
- Singing or other vocal noises
- Making sounds with an instrument or sound maker
- Using technology e.g. an iPad or EyeGaze
- Movement and dance
By welcoming all voices we aim to be as inclusive as possible, and actively try to remove barriers to participation from those with severe and profound learning disabilities.
The choir sings songs chosen by members and occasionally writes their own songs. Every piece of music is designed so that members can be involved in their own way.
The choir is free to join, there are no auditions, and you do not need to be able to read music notation.
When & Where?
We are offering a mixture of face-to-face and virtual rehearsals so that you can join in however is best for you!
Meet your choir leaders!
Vicky has been working for Coventry City Council since 2001 firstly as a Teaching Assistant and HLTA and then as a Music Teacher with Coventry Performing Arts Service. Since 2018 Vicky has been one of the Music Engagement Officers for Coventry Music sharing her time between teaching across several Coventry Schools and also working as part of a wider team arranging projects, workshops and other musical opportunities for the young people of Coventry. She also leads on all thing Early Years and can be quite often found dressed as pirate or a sunflower or similar! Vicky’s first love is singing but she also plays the trumpet, ukulele, guitar and recorder. She also is an advocate for music in her community and is a member of The Firebird Singers – a choir that raises money for various charities, based in Meriden.
Karen is an experienced music practitioner for young adults and young people with complex and additional needs. She believes music should be fun and inclusive to everyone and enjoys leading music sessions both in person and online.
Our members share why they love being part of the Soundabout Inclusive Choir: