Welcome to 'All Together now'
During the COVID-19 crisis the choir is going to meet ‘virtually’ through Zoom on some Tuesdays at 6:30pm GMT for a sing and catch up.
Check our Facebook page for details.
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.
“The choir is fabulous, friendly fun”
“It’s lovely to be part of such a friendly group. Victoria always helps us to achieve more and has helped me be more confident with my singing”
“When life is stressful the best thing to do is sing, which is why I joined the choir. Along the way I found friendship and laughter too”
“No matter how you are feeling before choir, you will feel better after! So good for the soul!!”
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).
Have a look at Victoria’s own dedicated website: VICTORIABOURNE.COM