Inclusive Choir – Sandwell

A musical community without barriers!

The Sandwell Inclusive Choir, run in partnership with SIPS Music & 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, Cradley Heath Community Centre, Reddal Hill Road, Cradley Heath, B64 5JG

Virtual rehearsals

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

Rehearsal Dates

Meet your choir leaders!

Ed Davies has been a community music and arts practitioner since 2002. He began his career at renowned Theatre in education company Zip Theatre, where he worked for 11 years delivering bespoke music workshops for a wide variety of organisations in mainstream and S.E.N settings.  After co-delivering the successful Our Music project with Will Taggart, which bought together young people from mainstream and SEN schools to make music and break down barriers, he was asked to join the Soundabout team as a practitioner in 2019. He now teaches weekly sessions for Soundabout in Sherbourne fields school in Coventry, as well as online sessions for access to Music and Soundabout Live TV.  
 
 
My name is Tonya Shaikh and I am a music teacher and Curriculum/Vocal lead for SIPS Music and Arts. I spend my weekdays teaching music in primary and secondary schools around Sandwell and for one Saturday a month, I co-lead the Sandwell West Midlands Inclusive Choir. 

Ed

Tonya

Magic moments

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

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQs.