Soundabout Inclusive Choirs
About the Soundabout Inclusive Choirs
The Soundabout Inclusive Choirs are musical communities without barriers for people all ages and all abilities, with a focus on giving a voice to people with severe and profound learning disabilities.
Soundabout launched its first Inclusive Choir in Oxford, 2019. Following on from the success of their inclusive ‘jamming session’ for BBC Music Day 2018 at Didcot Parkway Station and working with Steph Pirrie of the Jericho Singers, Soundabout have created a regular opportunity for people of all ages with learning difficulties to collaborate within the thriving community of Oxford and beyond.
We've gone national - and virtual!
Embracing the challenges of the pandemic, the choirs have continued to meet and sing together on Zoom. At the same time, new choirs have been established across the UK!
There is no cost to being part of the choirs, as we want to ensure that everyone can take part. If you or someone you know might be interested in joining a Soundabout Inclusive Choir, find out more and register on the individual choir pages.
See us in action!
Meet our members!
Below is a short video filmed and produced by BBC Oxford about Sam, one of our Inclusive Choir members.
This exciting initiative has been made possible thanks to the support of staff, parents and pupils of Christ Church Cathedral School, who raised funds for Soundabout across 2018-2019. The inclusive choir’s inaugural performance took place at the Christ Church Cathedral as part of an evening of chamber music organised by the Christ Church Cathedral School. Performances by the Choir, Derek Paravacini, students from the Christ Church College and Christ Church Cathedral School resulted in rapturous applause from the audience.