Choirs & Courses

NEW:  We now offer singing packages. Further details listed on this page.

 

NEW:  We run a choir for children aged 7-11 years. If your child is interested in joining our friendly group, simply come along in our new term. The first session is free, and you can then sign up for the term if you wish. No auditions required.

 

Further details are listed on this page.

 

NEW:  Adult choir discount: a number of our singers choose to join more than one of our four choirs. This term, choir members will receive 50% discount on choir fees for the second choir they join.

 

NEW: Please download and complete an enrolment form, and bring with you to your first choir session.  As Data Protection law is changing, we will require every choir member to complete and sign the form.

Those wishing to explore singing for the first time will find our Finding Your Voice and Singing for Pleasure choirs ideal. The ability to read music is not necessary for these groups.

 

More experienced singers will find plenty of challenges in our Chamber Choir, which present formal concerts at high profile venues.

 

All abilities are welcome in our Sing Pop, Soul and Jazz course, led each week by BCS Director Joel Thomas, with guest workshops  from vocal coach and Jazz specialist Jo Marshall.

 

Individual tuition is available for those seeking one-to-one lessons.

 

In addition to weekly sessions, at least one concert opportunity will be offered to each group every term, and guest conductors will lead choral workshops throughout the year.

 

Free Taster Session

 

Newcomers are welcome to try a free 'taster session' in any of our choirs. To do so, simply come along to one of our weekly rehearsals (ideally early in the term) and sing with us. You can then sign up for the term should you wish.

Course Fees & Times

Sing Pop, Soul and Jazz - All Abilities (16+)

Course for all abilities, age 16+

Tuesday: 8.00-9.30pm

Price Per Term: (11 weeks)

Adults/Students: £85    

Course Leader: Joel Thomas

This choir is led each week by BCS Director, Joel Thomas, workshops from Jo Marshall, a choir director and former member of the internationally acclaimed Swingle Singers.  

 

This choir explores pop, soul music, gospel and jazz repertoire and has explored the music of Amy Winehouse, Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Sinatra, and Pharrell Willams, amongst others.  

 

Term concludes with at least one performance, and a social event. 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the BCS Sing Pop, Soul and Jazz choir will now restart in January 2020.

Finding Your Voice Choir - (Beginners)

Beginners Course

Monday: 7-8pm

Price Per Term: (11 weeks)

Adults: £65

Students: £45

Autumn Term start date: 23 September 2019

Course Leader: Joel Thomas

 

Our Finding Your Voice choir is ideal for anyone that is new to singing. The ability to read music is not necessary in this group, which rehearses in a relaxed environment at a steady pace. Singing short pieces, the group will explore folk music, gospel music, classical music and more.           
 
Term concludes with an informal performance and a social event. 

Singing For Pleasure Choir - (Intermediate)

Intermediate Level Course

Monday: 8:15-9:45pm

Price Per Term: (11 weeks)

Adults: £85

Students: £55

Autumn Term start date: 23 September 2019

Course Leader: Joel Thomas

 

Our Singing for Pleasure choir suits singers with some choral experience. The ability to sight read is not necessary in this group, although a basic understanding of musical notation is helpful.  This choir presents at least one performance each term, focusing on classical repertoire.  Previous concerts have included the music of  Haydn, Mozart, Brahms, Dvorak and more.  This friendly group also enjoys a social event each term.

Chamber Choir - (Advanced singers)

Advanced singers

Wednesday: 8-9:30pm

Price Per Term: (11 weeks)

Adults: £85

Students: £55

Autumn Term start date: 25 September 2019

Course Leader: Joel Thomas

 

Our Chamber Choir explores a wide repertoire, from Early Music to contemporary works.  This group performs at least once a term, often in high profile venues. Frequently working alongside professional soloists and orchestras, the choir rehearses at a quick pace, in a very friendly atmosphere. Previous concerts have included the music of Bach, Handel, Brahms, Poulenc and Arvo Pärt. The choir also enjoys social events each term, and welcomes newcomers.

Children's Choir

Tuesdays, after school.

4pm- 5pm

Mycenae House

Price Per Term: £85 (11 sessions)

Ages: 7-11 years

In addition to the many courses we offer for adults, we run a choir for children.

 

No auditions are required, and the children will sing in a relaxed environment, led by experienced tutors.

 

The age group listed (7-11 years) is a guide, and we can be flexible with this in some cases. 

 

All musical abilities welcome.

 

If your child is interested in singing with us, simply come along and try a free session. You can then sign up for the rest of the term if you wish.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the BCS Children's Choir will now restart in January 2020.

Singing Packages 
Enjoy two singing activities in one evening

Many of our choir members choose to join a second course in addition to choir membership. This is a great way to develop as a singer, and we offer a 20% saving on some course fees when booked together. 

Choir and Individual tuition package

Combine membership of any one of our choirs and two 'one to one' singing lessons: £155 (a saving of 20%)

Annual membership (a saving of nearly 10%)

Full choir membership for three terms.

Terms and conditions:

The current saving of 20% can only be offered when the above courses are booked at the same time.

The current saving of 20% only applies to the 'singing package' courses listed above.

Annual membership is non-refundable and applies to three consecutive terms.

Individual Tuition - All ages and abilities

Daytime/Evening. Please contact us to arrange a lesson time, or for further details.
 
Price Per Lesson (a single lesson or a series of lessons can be booked with one of our tutors). 
 
All: £60
 
*We are unable to offer free 'taster' sessions for one to one tuition at present. 
 
All of our singing tutors are experienced performers, with many years teaching experience. Tuition in numerous musical genres is available. Our singing students will receive performance opportunities, should they wish. A number of our students choose to book one to one tuition alongside membership of one of our choirs.

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