Inclusive Choir – Sandwell

As of September 2021, we will be running face-to-face sessions in Sandwell every 4 weeks. This is in addition to the fortnightly West Midlands virtual choir sessions. 

The Sandwell 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 eg. 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 Sandwell Inclusive Choir will be run in partnership with SIPS Music & Arts.

Register your interest by signing up using the button at the top or bottom of this page.

Our experience in Oxford has shown us the powerful impact that an inclusive choir has on all involved – creating a musical community around children and young people with disabilities builds confidence in their own musicality and ability to form relationships. Some of the members will be singers, others may use technology or traditional instruments to make their contribution – all are welcome. Our team is aspirational in our approach and we are always looking to create exciting opportunities for leadership and performance within the choir.
Clare Cook
CEO, Soundabout