Birmingham Rockschool Choir
Birmingham Rockschool Choir is a contemporary singing group focussing on fun rather than formality! If you love to sing but are put off by sheet music and old-fashioned songs then the BRC might just be perfect for you.
All songs are taught by ear, so you will be reading lyrics not libretto. We perform an uplifting mix of rock and pop music from classic anthems to chart hits all specially arranged for group singing.
There are no auditions because absolutely everyone is welcome from complete beginners to experienced vocalists. We accept any ages into the choir, so it makes for a great family activity too. All you need to get started is some bottled water and heaps of enthusiasm!
Weekly 90 minute sessions take place on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.00pm at the Birmingham Rockschool studio in Kings Norton. We have our own stage including lighting and a full PA (with plenty of mics!) so you can expect lots of mini-performances in the sessions as well as plenty of performance opportunities in the future. However, if you just want to sing for your own enjoyment and don’t want to take part in public performance, well that’s okay too!
Leader / Baton: Gemma Lawler
Year Choir was Formed: 2015
Rehearsals: Thursday, 7.30-9.00pm
Rehearsal Venues: Birmingham Rockschool – Carbon Studios, Unit 6 Parkview Trading Estate, Kings Norton, Birmingham B30 3JX
Music Reading Ability: No
Age Range: Mixed
Payment Frequency Weekly
Term: Runs all year round with a break at Christmas and New Year
Time Commitment: Casual
How Many Active Members: 20
Are Concerts Performed?: Yes
How Many (concerts)?: At least four major performances a year and many smaller opportunities
When, Generally?: We perform at two large charity rock concerts a year at The River Rooms, along with a minimum of two vocalist showcases as The Tower of Song. Other performance opportunities occur frequently, including fetes and carnivals, private functions and impromptu jam sessions at the studio!
Free or Ticketed: Both
Are Competitions Entered?: No
Regular Musical Collaborators: We perform regularly with the students and tutors of Birmingham Rockschool, along with other local musicians.
Joining Process: Email Gemma@Birminghamrockschool.com for more info, or just turn up!
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