Welcome to 'All Together now'
Formally known as the Bristol Hippodrome Choir
Established in 2013 by Musical Director Victoria Bourne
We are a community choir open to all
The choir has many social events throughout the year such as going to see live music, meeting for drinks and going to the theatre.
In our sessions music is taught aurally to help anyone who can’t read music supported by custom made backing tracks for practice. Sheet music is also provided for those who can read music.
We are open to both beginners and those with more experience, no auditions required.
Our varied repertoire includes Musical Theatre, Jazz, Pop, Classical, Blues and Gospel.
As a part of the choir’s community spirit our concerts often fund raise for local charities and have so far raised over £4000! Charities that we have helped include:
- Misfits Theatre Company
- Mind Your Music
- Hope Bags for the Homeless
- Get Involved with the African Street Children Organisation
Meet our Musical Director: Professional Musician Victoria Bourne
“I absolutely love bringing a group of people from many different backgrounds together to sing in this choir. The thrill of hearing voices interweaving harmoniously together has bowled me over in the years since I first started, and what a life changing experience it can be for so many people!”
“Also I love how the social aspect of the choir has grown, it’s been amazing to see so many life long friendships develop and people who may be on their own finding new friends through singing. You couldn’t meet a nicer or more friendly group of individuals who make anyone new feel very welcome.”
“We try to keep things varied stylistically so the choir has sung everything from opera to improvised music to pieces composed especially for us. And of course we have a strong connection to musical theatre through the Hippodrome so there are plenty of show tunes in our repertoire.”
“We hold regular concerts and I, like our audiences, have been moved to tears by heartfelt performances and had by heart warmed by the sheer exuberant joy of the choir. There have been so many truly uplifting experiences!”
“So if you fancy joining a fun versatile choir get in touch now. See you all soon!”
Victoria works as a full time musician, primarily as a singer but also as a multi-instrumentalist. She performs with her own critically acclaimed theatre group who have taken shows all around the UK and with her band at UK festivals.
Performances have included:
BBC Radio Two and Four with her own compositions and on local BBC Radio in both Bristol and Leicester
In the Birmingham Rep Theatre Company
As a soloist with the New Music Ensemble, Bristol
Specialising in improvised vocals with Quadelectronic in Leicester
Musical theatre at Trinity College London
She has also recorded for a multitude of other artists
Her training and experience is diverse, it includes working with leading contemporary sopranos Rosemary Hardy, Jo Morton and Sarah Walker as well studying with the jazz singer Carol Grimes in London. At school she spent seven years in the Birmingham Schools Chorale conducted by the internationally acclaimed Jeffery Skidmore. And whilst working as a lecturer at Kings College London she gained a professional qualification in teaching and has experience of working with diverse groups.
MA Music, ATCL (Distinction), MSc Health Science (Distinction), PGCap (Professional Teaching Qualification).
Come and join All Together Now
12:15pm – 1:15pm
Horts, 49 Broad St, Bristol BS1 2EP
6:30 – 8pm
Holy Trinity Hotwells, Clifton Vale, Bristol BS8 4ST
Join us for a taster session to see if it’s the choir for you. These cost £8 and happen during the first two weeks of each term. The next sessions will be during the first two weeks of the summer term. Please email in advance to book your place.
Term Dates 2020
6th January to 4th April
Half term: February 17th & 18th
Spring Concert: 3rd & 4th April
21st April to 17th July
Half Term: 25th & 26th May
Summer Concert: 18th July
14th September to 11th December
Half Term: 26th & 27th October
Christmas Concert: 11th December
28th July, 1st, 4th, 11th, 15th & 18th August
Monday Term £80
Tuesday Term £90
get in touch
07582 073 304