Inclusive Choir – Peterborough

A musical community without barriers!

The Peterborough Soundabout Inclusive Choir welcomes people aged 18 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. 

Get Involved!

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

The choir meets on alternate Saturdays at 11am-12pm. Our sessions happen on Zoom and occasionally in person.

Our face to face rehearsals take place in Orminston Bushfield Academy, Peterborough PE2 5RQ

Face to face sessions not for you? Don’t worry, all our in person sessions are hybrid so you can join on Zoom as well.

Meet the choir leaders

Emma is a fully qualified music therapist and multi-instrumentalist. She joined Soundabout in 2019 and now helps to co-ordinate and direct the inclusive choirs. She has a broad range of experience using music and working with different groups of people such as adults with acute mental health difficulties, young people with cancer, children with SEMH & SEN, and elderly people diagnosed with dementia. She holds an MA in Music Therapy, BMus in Music Performance and a PGCert in Music and Special needs. Although a multi-instrumentalist, Emma is a bass guitarist at heart and has been lucky enough to travel world playing the bass for other artists.

 

Eleanor has worked in schools for nearly 20 years using music to interact & communicate with children & young people who have complex needs, supporting staff as well as working across the age range from 3-19. She has worked on projects ranging from setting up ‘Soundbaths’ to festivals of music and dance & more focused projects with musicians from organizations such as Britten Sinfonia and Beat This.   

Eleanor is a freelance music practitioner based near Peterborough. She has recently joined Soundabout and co-leads the Peterborough based inclusive choir. Eleanor has a B.A. in Music and Education, an MA in the Creative Arts in education & a PGCE in Early Years. 

Emma

Eleanor

See the choir in action!

Magic moments

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

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQs.