Voicebeat is a 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.
At this time of year many people are looking for a new project in the new year. What better time to join a choir? Check out the Rehearsals page and then just come along -- all are wecome.
2017/18 is our 15th anniversary year. We started the celebrations with an ANNIVERSARY CONCERT on 25 November, and launched our NEW CD and our FRIENDS OF VOICEBEAT scheme. Click here for a little sample track from the CD. Downloads are available on Bandcamp.
We have a promotional video! Watch it top right, or full size on Vimeo. You can also watch this film of our participation in the project "Sing me a new song" (2014).
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. Follow us on Twitter (see panel right). For more about our performances, past and future, see the events page.
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. Summer break from the end of June to mid August
On the South Side, Govanhill Voices meet on Thursday evenings in Daisy Street to sing unaccompanied harmony songs from all sorts of genres.
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 on the South Side and in the West End, run by Martin Graham. Check Facebook for times and places.
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!