Inclusive Choir – Leicestershire

A musical community without barriers!

 

The Leicestershire Soundabout Inclusive Choir, run in partnership with Solihull Music Services & Hub, welcomes people of all ages 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.

Get Involved!

The choir is free to join, there are no auditions, and you do not need to be able to read music notation.

We are offering a mixture of face-to-face and virtual rehearsals so that you can join in however is best for you!

Face to Face: Every four weeks on Saturdays at 11am-12.30pm, The Core Theatre

Virtual Rehearsals: Every two weeks on Saturdays at 11am-12pm on Zoom

Face to face not for you? Don’t worry, we have online options for all our rehearsals.

Meet Your Choir Leaders

Grace Davey is a Freelance Soundabout Music Practitioner based in the East Midlands and is the Solihull and Leicestershire inclusive choir leader. Grace is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and is passionate about using music and creativity as a tool to provide inclusive experiences and opportunities for all in society. Grace trained at the University of Derby in therapeutic arts and achieved her BA Hons in Creative Expressive Arts health and wellbeing. Grace went on to achieve her master’s in music therapy and is an HCPC registered Music Therapist. Grace is extremely passionate about working musically and creatively in supporting individuals described as SLD and PMLD to provide inclusive musical experiences.

Grace Davey

Leicestershire Music Hub

We are really excited to be working in partnership with Soundabout to offer a new singing opportunity for young people and their families across Leicester and Leicestershire. The inclusive aspect of this group will enable people from all backgrounds and abilities to discover the joy of being part of a singing community whilst learning new skills and also having a lot of fun in a safe and caring environment.

See the choir in action!

Magic moments

Our members share why they love being part of the Soundabout Inclusive Choir:

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