City Academy Songbirds

The City Academy Songbirds are our female only choir that meet weekly to sing an eclectic mix of material ranging from musical theatre to pop, rock to jazz, Motown to soul.

Headed by tutor Katherine Hare, members of the City Academy Songbirds receive expert guidance in a fun and supportive atmosphere. It’s a fantastic opportunity to improve your singing skills at the same time as making new friends and having fun.

Membership also provides the opportunity to perform at a number of events throughout the year. This includes the choir’s own dedicated concerts as well as performing as guests at some of City Academy’s other events. We recommend you attend a taster session before joining the choir, to get an idea of what membership entails and the level of singing involved.

Genre: Eclectic
Leader / Baton: Katherine Hare
Year Choir was Formed: 2008
Rehearsals: Tuesday, 7.00-9.00pm
Rehearsal Venues: Bloomsbury Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8EP
Auditions: Yes
Music Reading Ability: No
Gender: Female
Age Range: Adult
Cost: £40
Payment Frequency Monthly
Time Commitment: Minimum 3 months
How Many Active Members: 45
Are Concerts Performed?: Yes
How Many (concerts)?: 2 per year
When, Generally?: June and December
Free or Ticketed: Ticketed
Are Competitions Entered?: No
Regular Musical Collaborators: City Academy Songbirds perform two showcases a year at prestigious music venues across London. Additional performances for the choir may also include community projects and live music events. The choir recently collaborated with the Sons of Pitches at their winter showcase concert in Clerkenwell London to an audience of 350 people.
Joining Process: The City Academy Songbirds are a female only singing group. The choir is open to women with any voice type who have at least some previous group singing experience. The choir is not suitable for absolute beginners. If you do not have the experience required, we recommend you complete a Beginners Singing and Level 2 Singing course before progressing to the choir. We are always looking for new members - so if you have a love of performing and are looking to develop your vocal technique, please contact for more information.

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