Voicebeat is a world music community choir based in the West End of Glasgow. Why not sing with us?
We sing songs from around the world in easy unaccompanied harmony, often in foreign languages, in an informal, lively, supportive atmosphere. Whatever your background and experience, you are welcome at Voicebeat. There’s no audition and you don't need to be able to read music, as the songs are taught by ear. We meet in Kelvinbridge on Mondays at 7pm (see Rehearsals) and give regular performances. Anyone is welcome to just turn up at any point, but it's a good idea to check the rehearsal schedule first. Your first rehearsal is free.
We also have a workshop every term from a visiting expert in a particular tradition; these are usually open to non-members and are a good way to get a feel of what it would be like to sing with Voicebeat. Another ideal moment to get a taster is at our summer rehearsals in August. See below for news of what's coming up.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What they said…
Friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Nice folk to meet up with. Relaxed and non-intimidating environment. I felt welcomed and able to just do my best – a pressure-free choir with no audition is brilliant. Diverse, regular gigs. Interesting range of music. I feel more confident about my singing. Fun, informative and entertaining. Good variety of songs. Lots of social activities. Inclusive, fun, easy-going and challenging – a great balance. I love the openness and inclusivity of Voicebeat. Voicebeat made a very big difference in my life and helped me lots during a very hard time. Makes you happy, leave your worries behind! Friendship, fun and fine songs. Banana bread!
NEWS NEWS NEWS
Our (seventh!) annual summer concert at the Kibble Palace was on 23 June. Photos, video etc to follow soon.
In September 2019 we will have a workshop from the amazing Swedish a cappella folk group Kongero. Watch this space for more details.
2017/18 was our 15th anniversary year. We launched our NEW CD and our FRIENDS OF VOICEBEAT scheme, and finished in high style with our summer concert at the Kibble Palace. Click here for a little sample track from the CD. Downloads are available on Bandcamp.
OTHER SINGING OPPORTUNITIES:
On Wednesdays at 8pm, our songleader Harry runs an informal harmony singing group for men, called Voicemale, at Clincarthill Parish Church, 1220 Cathcart Rd G42 9EU.
On the South Side, Govanhill Voices meet on Thursday evenings in Daisy Street to sing unaccompanied harmony songs from all sorts of genres. They have a new leader: Zoe Katsilerou.
Every first Friday of the month, you can sing shapenote ("Sacred Harp") music in Glasgow at an informal gathering known as the First Friday Sing, run by Shapenote Scotland. There is also a Third Friday Sing in Edinburgh.
There are now regular singarounds in the West End, run by Martin Graham and others. Times and venues vary, check Facebook for times and details.
We have a promotional video! Watch it above, or full size on Vimeo. You can also watch this film of our participation in the project "Sing me a new song" (2014).
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