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A musical community without barriers!
The West Midlands Inclusive Choir welcomes children and young people of all abilities up to the age of 25 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.
The choir currently meets on zoom on alternate Saturdays from 11am-12pm.
We are launching NEW face to face rehearsals once per month from September 2021 in the following locations:
Don’t worry, if face to face isn’t for you, you can still continue online!
Upcoming Rehearsal Dates
11am on Zoom
Saturday 10th July
Saturday 24th July
Saturday 7th August
Saturday 21st August
Meet the Choir Leaders
Mariana is an experienced choir conductor who enjoys sharing her passion for singing and group music-making with people of all abilities, both in-person and online.
Karen is an experienced music practitioner for young adults and young people with complex and additional needs. She believes music should be fun and inclusive to everyone and enjoys leading music sessions both in person and online.
See the latest choir videos to get a feel:
The West Midlands Inclusive Choir is a partnership between MAC Makes Music and Soundabout, made possible through funding from Youth Music. We are delighted to be working with 5 local Music Education Hubs to launch the new face to face rehearsals in the autumn:
Services For Education (Birmingham)
Coventry Music (Coventry)
SIPS Music & Arts (Sandwell)
Solihull Music Service & Hub (Solihull)
Severn Arts (Worcestershire)