Voicebeat is a multi-cultural singing group, or world music community choir, based in the West End of Glasgow.
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.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Twitter (see panel right).
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!
Exciting news: on Monday 27 March we will be hosting a workshop from Barnaby Brown, an expert on (on other things) Scottish pipe traditions, who will be teaching us how to sing canntaireachd, the style of chanting traditionally used to teach and notate pibroch tunes. Open to the public (£9) as well as VB members. Group discount: £28 for a group of four. Details here
Our summer concert is in planning for Sunday 25 June 2017.
2017/18 is our 15th anniversary year. We're gearing up to commemorate in in style, so watch this space!
Why not join our email list to stay in touch with what's going on? We have a Facebook page at facebook.com/VoicebeatGlasgow. Please "like" us and spread the word about our events. For more about our performances, past and future, click here.
OTHER SINGING OPPORTUNITIES:
On Wednesdays at 7.30pm, Harry runs a harmony singing group for men: "VoiceMale", at the Glad Foundation (3 Abbot St, Glasgow G41 3XE). £4/session. No music-reading involved.
On the South Side, Govanhill Voices meet on Thursday evenings in Daisy St to sing unaccompanied harmony songs from around the world.
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.
On the second Saturday of each month there is an informal singaround on the South Side of Glasgow run by Martin Graham. Now complemented by a West End one on the second Monday. Right after Voicebeat...