The Soundhouse Choir

 

Formed in 2016 by muscian and vocal coach Heather Macleod, the very fun and friendly Soundhouse Choir is an ALL-WELCOME Community Choir. They’ll celebrate their fifth birthday in the middle of this term!

Highlights so far include …

  • Performing live with the Love Community Choir at the Usher Hall in 2018
  • Singing at the Scottish Parliament in 2019
  • Recording I Shall Be Released by Bob Dylan in 2020
  • Being part of the Enough is Enough project with Oi Musica and Karine Polwart in 2020. This is a musical response to mark the importance and raise awareness of the COP26 International Climate Conference, due to have taken place in Glasgow in November 2020, now rescheduled to November 2021.
  • Recording Love is the Sweetest Thing with actor Mark Bonnar

Classes are currently online via Zoom and in person.  Current term information appears below.

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Term costs £50* (+ Eventbrite booking fee) and is payable in full.

*fees are paid on a termly-basis and are non-refundable

HONESTY’ PLACES per term are offered. If you’d love to come along but simply can’t afford to then you CAN! No questions asked.

Current term

LET IT GROW! Music for COP26 

Enough is Enough | IN-PERSON & ONLINE CHOIR 

TUES EVES 7-8PM (ONLINE)& WED EVES 7-9/9:30PM 

8 SEPTEMBER  – 27 OCTOBER 2021

Term commences WED 8 SEPTEMBER  with an ONLINE Introductory Session and welcomes everyone booking for either option.
(NB Depending on numbers there will be either ONE or TWO sessions on WED EVES. Options will be issued at the introductory session, at which point we’ll have a clearer idea on numbers – Max 60 capacity per session)

ONLINE sessions will continue on TUES eves from 14 SEPTEMBER 7-8pm.

Book HERE for ONLINE only

IN-PERSON sessions then commence weekly from WED 15 SEP – WED 27 OCT
(NB The venue is practised in working in line with Govt. Guidelines and Covid safety measures – full details will be issued) 

Book HERE for IN-PERSON rehearsals

All sessions will work on a parallel programme and towards a common goal.

Booking for the IN-PERSON term gives you access to –

  1. IN-PERSON – Weekly sessions in Edinburgh
  2. IN-PERSON/ONLINE – Weekly ‘zoom from the room’ stream.
  3. ONLINE sessions on TUES EVES 7-8pm

All sessions also recorded and available to view via private links post session, at your leisure.

Booking for the ONLINE term gives you access to 2 & 3 above.

Register at www.zoom.us and weekly invite links will be issued.

More about this term

ADD YOUR VOICE to the tidal wave of music making in raising awareness of the Climate Emergency as we lead up to COP26, due to happen in Glasgow in November, as part of Let it Grow!

We look forward to preparing to make a big NOISE in the name of the Climate Emergency we face, as we lead up to the crucial summit of COP26. We welcome finally the chance to actually sing together after some easing of the restrictions we’ve endured over the past 18 months. As singers we have faced more prolonged restriction than most and so we have braved, and since embraced working online, the only possible way for choirs. Working this way, although challenging initially, has presented some surprising and welcome silver linings.

We recorded and released three songs, and it is one of those, the rousing anthemic piece Enough is Enough, produced in collaboration with Karine Polwart and Oi Musica, that we will primarily focus on this term. We look to being performance-ready, whilst talks take place exploring opportunities to do so.

The choir has welcomed singers from the length and breadth of the UK, from Shetland to Sussex, and from overseas from New York to Lisbon and has remained 100 strong. By including an online option we welcome those from afar who still wish to join us.

Anyone can join with no previous experience. There is no requirement to read music although scores are available for this piece. Recorded parts are also provided.  

Over the course of eight weeks, we will enjoy playing with some fun songs, warm-ups, having a laugh and making a record!

This term puts the choir firmly back in the lead spot.

 

 

 

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