Voicebeat is a multicultural 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 Partick 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.
You can contact us at email@example.com. 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. Jammy dodgers!
Watch this space or join our email list to stay in touch with what's going on. We now have a Facebook page at facebook.com/VoicebeatGlasgow. Please join us and spread the word about our events.
2012/13 was our tenth anniversary year. We began the celebrations with a concert and CD launch at Adelaide's in Bath Street in November 2012 (read all about it here), and on 15 June 2013 we rounded off the year with a concert at the Kibble Palace in the West End Festival. For more about our performances, past and future, click here.
On the South Side, Govanhill Voices meet on Thursday evenings in Daisy St to sing unaccompanied harmony songs from around the world. Their website is at http://govanhillvoices.weebly.com.
Every first Friday of the month, you can sing shapenote ("Sacred Harp") music at an informal gathering known as the First Friday Sing run by Shapenote Scotland.