Popchoir was started by Helen Hampton to give people somewhere to sing the kind of music they were joining in with on the radio. Helen says:
“I’ve been a professional singer all my life and people are always saying “How fantastic – I wish I could do that”. And they’re right! Singing is fantastic: It makes you feel good in so many ways. But since not everyone wants to be in the limelight, being part of a choir is a fabulous way to combine singing and performing without necessarily having the spotlight on you. It’s also wonderfully social, brilliantly stress-busting and loads of fun! In fact I can’t think of any reason not to do it!”
How Does It Work?
- First - Come and try it!!
So that you can see what happens at Popchoir you can come along and try out a rehearsal for free and without any obligation. You can do this at almost any time during the term.
- No audition and no need to read music.
That's right - you don't need any experience and it doesn't matter how 'rusty' you are!
- Weekly rehearsals
Our choirs rehearse once a week and our aim is to offer you an hour-and-a-half which is fun, inspiring, challenging and rewarding, and which leaves you feeling energised and confident.
- Relaxed and friendly
There’s no need to feel apprehensive about coming along even if you’re by yourself or if no-one except the dog has ever heard you sing before! We want everyone to have a great experience at Popchoir; the emphasis is definitely on enjoyment. So we’ll be encouraging everyone to get the most out of the rehearsals in every aspect, from the singing right through to making new friends.
Popchoir runs three terms per year with breaks to coincide with school holidays.
You can try us out at any point during a term.
Rehearsals are on a weekly basis (with a half term break) and there are plenty of opportunities for the choirs to perform at all kinds of events and occasions!
We currently have adult choirs in Dulwich, Clapham, Croydon, Chislehurst, Hampstead, Loughton, Muswell Hill, The City, The West End of London and Launceston in Cornwall. You are most welcome to come and try a rehearsal before signing up for the term – so you’ve got nothing to lose!
Membership to Popchoir is by subscription and we have 3 easy ways to join.
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We’re looking forward to welcoming you into one of our choirs.
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