Inclusive Choir – West Midlands
A musical community without barriers!
The West Midlands Soundabout Inclusive Choir 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.
The choir meets on Zoom on alternate Saturdays at 11am-12pm. Click here for the dates of upcoming sessions.
Face to face rehearsals
We are launching NEW face to face rehearsals once per month from September 2021 in the following locations:
Don’t worry, if face to face isn’t for you, you can still continue online!
For more information, visit the individual choir pages (links above) or download the West Midlands Choir Member Information Pack.
Meet the choir leaders
Mariana is an experienced choir conductor who enjoys sharing her passion for singing and group music-making with people of all abilities, both in-person and online.
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.
See the choir in action!
Our members share why they love being part of the Soundabout Inclusive Choir: