Music Groups & Events

West Midlands Inclusive Choir

Left: Choir members singing and dancing | Middle: Choir members online | Right: Choir leader supporting a member

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 whole choir meets on zoom once per month with regional face to face rehearsals happening once per month too. Don’t worry, if face to face isn’t for you, you can still continue online! 


We are launching NEW face to face rehearsals once per month from September 2021 in the following locations:

Birmingham:

  • Saturday 18th September 2021 at Unit 3, Holt Court, Holt Street, Birmingham Science Park, Aston, B7 4AX
  • Following rehearsals will be held at: Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

Coventry: Saturday 18th September 2021 onwards at Sherbourne Fields School, Rowington Close, off Kingsbury Road, Coventry CV6 1PR

Sandwell: Saturday 18th September 2021 onwards at Cradley Heath Community Centre, Reddal Hill Road, Cradley Heath, B64 5JG

Solihull: Saturday 16th October 2021 onwards at The Core Theatre Solihull, Theatre Square, Touchwood, Homer Road, Solihull, B91 3RG

Worcestershire: The Warndon Hub, Shap Drive, Worcester, WR4 9NX

Reminder - if face to face isn’t for you, you can still continue online! 


Upcoming Rehearsal Dates

Online rehearsals: 11am-12pm

Regional Face to Face rehearsals: 11am-12pm, plus 12-12.30pm optional social

Autumn 2021

Saturday 18th September 2021

Regional Face to Face

Saturday 2nd October 2021

West Midlands Online

Saturday 16th October 2021

Regional Face to Face

Saturday 30th October 2021

West Midlands Online

Saturday 13th November 2021

Regional Face to Face

Saturday 27th November 2021

West Midlands Online

Saturday 11th December 2021

Regional Face to Face

Spring 2022

Saturday 8th January 2022

West Midlands Online

Saturday 22nd January 2022

Regional Face to Face

Saturday 5th February 2022

West Midlands Online

Saturday 19th February 2022

Regional Face to Face

Saturday 5th March 2022

West Midlands Online

Saturday 19th March 2022

Regional Face to Face


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)