Inclusive Choir – Worcestershire

A musical community without barriers!

The Worcestershire Inclusive Choir, run in partnership with Severn Arts, 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!

Face-to-face rehearsals 

Every four weeks on Saturdays at 11am-12.30pm, Warndon Community Centre

Virtual rehearsals

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

Rehearsal Dates

Meet Your Choir Leaders!

 

Gareth is the music inclusion lead for Severn Arts and a drum and percussion tutor.

From a young age Gareth has been fascinated by music and has developed his playing and teaching through self-directed learning, influenced and shaped by his autism diagnosed in 2008, and his love of skateboarding.

With inclusion central to Severn Arts development plans Gareth has recently taken on the new role of music inclusion lead to build on the organisation’s current musical programme and meet the needs of young people in all school settings across Worcestershire.

 
 

Becca graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2018 with a BMus Hons. Although the French horn was her primary focus, she had a developing interest in providing music for communities and people with additional needs. Becca has been part of the Soundabout team for a couple of years now and has loved being part of multiple projects, including the Inclusive Choirs.

Gareth Hughes

Rebecca Holman

Magic moments

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

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQs.