The West Midlands Online Choir is an inclusive, online singing community that 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 sounds
- 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 meets online on alternate Saturdays at 11am-12pm.
West Midlands Choir Leader
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.
We are delighted to have helped launch other inclusive choirs with Services For Education, Coventry Music, SIPS Music & Arts, Solihull Music, and Severn Arts. You can find out more about these choirs by visiting the Soundabout Choirs Hub.