Inclusive Choir – West Midlands
What is the West Midlands Inclusive Choir?
On Saturday 12th December 2020 at 11am, the national charity Soundabout and Midlands Art Centre (MAC) launched a brand new inclusive choir for children and young people under 25, across the West Midlands.
Who can take part in the West Midlands Inclusive Choir?
The MAC-Soundabout Inclusive Choir for the West Midlands welcomes young people of all abilities up to the age of 25 and is focussed on removing barriers from those with severe and profound learning disabilities being able to participate musically.
How does the West Midlands Inclusive Choir take place?
The West Midlands Choir is currently run virtually, which has enabled it to be accessed by people for whom travel, support and personal care considerations can limit face to face opportunities. Rehearsals take place fortnightly.
Rehearsal Dates: 11am on Zoom
Saturday 3rd April
Saturday 17th April
Saturday 1st May
Saturday 15th May
Saturday 29th May
Saturday 12th June
Saturday 26th June
Saturday 10th July
Saturday 24th July
Saturday 7th August
Saturday 21st August
As of September 2021, we will, in addition to the fortnightly West Midlands Choir virtual sessions have face-to-face sessions running in five WM hub areas every four weeks (or alternate session). Those areas are:
Birmingham – in partnership with Services For Education
Coventry – in partnership with Coventry Music Hub
Sandwell – in partnership with SIPS Music & Arts
Solihull – in partnership with Solihull Music Service & Hub
Worcestershire – in partnership with Severn Arts
Soundabout, which uses music to unlock the potential of people with severe and profound learning disabilities, also runs a number of other choirs, one of which, the Oxford Inclusive Choir, was recently the subject of a report by Fergal Keane on the the BBC’s national News at Six and Ten.
If you or someone you know is interested in joining the choir please complete the registration form below: