One Voice West Of England Choir

A Musical Community Without Barriers

The One Voice: West of England Associate Choir is run by The West of England Music Alliance and supported by Soundabout. The Choir welcomes people of all ages and abilities and their families/ carers.

The choir celebrates that everyone has their own way of sharing their voice. Here are a few examples of ways you could join in:

  • Singing or vocalisations
  • Making sounds with an instrument or sound maker
  • Using technology e.g. an iPad or EyeGaze
  • Movement and dance
  • Signing; We use a mix of movement, BSL, Signalong and Makaton to interpret lyrics*

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.

Other Details

Costs

Details
There is no cost - it is free to participate

Availability

Age Ranges
All ages but aimed at young people and their parents/carers
Referral required
No
Referral Details

We aim to be as inclusive and accessible as possible. You can try out a session or two with no pressure to commit to coming regularly. It is part of the wider Soundabout community https://www.soundabout.org.uk/ with lots of exciting resources and opportunities to get involved.

Direct payments
No

Contact details

Website:
https://soundaboutchoirs.org.uk/choirs/west-of-england-choir/
Email:
music@bathnes.gov.uk
Notes

When & Where?

They are offering a mixture of face-to-face and virtual rehearsals so that you can join in however is best for you!

Face-to-Face Rehearsals 

  • We meet in-person once a half term on a Sunday from 11am – 12.30pm
  • These are ran in a hybrid way so if you can’t join us in-person you can still join via zoom.

Virtual Rehearsals

  • The choir meets on alternate Sundays at 11am-12pm on Zoom.

 

Face-to-face rehearsals currently take place at Little Stoke Primary School, once every half term. This venue is wheelchair accessible and has disabled toilets