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All For One Choir Edit
A group of choirs based in Yorkshire/Lincolnshire with AFO Choirs based in Hull, Beverley and Cleethorpes. We want to get everyone into singing and would ask everyone to just give it a try. Open to all ages* male and female. All of our choirs learn the same material so all choirs can perform together and be interchangeable, so you never have to miss a session. We sing Pop, Gospel and Rock and we are passionate about making singing accessible to everyone. You do not need to read music, its about having fun and achieving something great through working together for a common purpose. It’s also a great way to make new friends and strengthen communities. C We have worked with celebrities such as G4 Jonathan Ansel, Steve Harley, Russell Watson, Sam Bailey, Leona Lewis, Bazil Meade who all edorse our choirs COME AND TRY FOR FREE with our monthly open evenings.
We were founded in 2013 by Helen Garnett semi finalist of Britains Got Talent 2016 The Garnett Family (Watch their clip here)
Our Hull and Beverley choirs are run by Helen Garnett Rehearsal dates/times: Click here to visit our website
Our East Yorkshire sessions are.
Rehearsal venues: The St. Andrews Memorial Hall, Beverley Road, Kirk Ella, HU10 7QA, East Yorkshire (Wed eve at 7.30pm) and St Marys Primary School, Eden Road (Off Manor Road) Beverley HU17 7HD (Tuesday two sessions, 5.30pm and 7.30pm)
Costs/subscription fees £25.00 a month by direct debit, this covers 40 weeks of rehearsals and many events outside of choir
Auditions not required.
Contact for enquiries: 01469 208405 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dagger Lane Singers Edit
Dagger Lane Singers, previously known as Dagger Lane Operatic Society, are a mixed voice show choir. Previous performances include The Cottingham and Hornsea Music Festivals, Christmas carol singing at St Stephen’s shopping centre and concerts at All Saints Church,Preston and at Sandhills Nursery, in aid of the Kerry Key Foundation. We have also been asked to sing at Beverley racecourse for their Very British Race Day event for the last three years Our repertoire includes a wide variety of musical genres, including easy listening, some classical and gospel songs. Sight reading skills are not necessary.
Take that first step and join this very relaxed, friendly group and reap the benefits that singing can bring you.
Rehearsals Every Monday at 8pm - 10pm, at the Unitarian Church, Park Street, Hull
Costs/subscription fees: £30 per term (3 terms per year)
Contact for enquiries: Sue Crawley, General Secretary, Sue@suecrawley.me.uk Tel: 01964 501822
Do Re Mi Edit
A female voice choir singing a variety of light music. No music reading skills necessary. Occasional performances in the community.
Rehearsals Wednesday evenings 7-9pm, Portobello Methodist Church, near Tower Grange Police Station
Costs/subscription fees: £4.50 per week.
Contact for enquiries: Janet Jowett , tel 01482 376226
An a capella group singing a variety of material in a fun relaxed setting with an emphasis on songs with harmony at their heart. No music reading skills necessary all songs are taught by ear. Sessions follow a workshop style, and the leader Clare Drury, creates a supportive space where participants can free their voice and explore harmony and the joy of group singing. The group adheres to the principles of the Natural Voice Practitioners Network, who believe that singing is everyone's birthright. Occasional performances in the community. Now in recess until the Autumn Term.
Rehearsals Wednesday evenings fortnightly 7.30-9pm, Artlink, 87 Princes Ave., Hull
Costs/subscription fees: £5/4 per session
Contact for enquiries: Clare Drury 07774 961811 e-mail SingwithClare@outlook.com
Humber Harmony Edit
The Humber Harmony Chorus is Hull's newest male voice group, rehearsing weekly, specialising in a cappella, and specifically barbershop harmony. Directed by Jack Bridges, a recent graduate of the University of Hull with a Masters in Choral Conducting, we regularly work on improving our vocal skills and group sound.
We maintain a large repertoire of popular and well-known songs, and enjoy bringing them to the general public regularly at our performances. We're proud to have a wide range of ages in our group, and since we were founded in October 2017 we've become a real family.
We're the male contingent of Hull Barbershop Harmony Club, and we're always looking for more gentlemen to join our ranks - come along and have a go at singing some barbershop!
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7.15-9.30pm, at The Goodfellowship Inn, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU5 4AT.
Subscriptions: £14 per month, youth £10 (under 26)
Contact (Alistair, Club Secretary): email@example.com
Hull Bach Choir Edit
The Hull Bach Choir, under its conductor Anthony Ford, has a well-established reputation in East Yorkshire for high quality performances of the world’s greatest and most popular choral works, especially in the Baroque repertoire, ably accompanied by local and not so local instrumental players who form the Hull Bach Orchestra.
At present the choir consists of adults over 18, but we have had younger people from time to time, especially those studying music. Some music-reading ability is desirable, although not essential.
No audition required. Rehearsals take place every Monday 7.30-9.30 from early January until mid-June. at St. Nicholas Primary School, Cottingham Rd Hull HU6 7RH
Costs/subscription fees: Subscription fees are £100 per year, payable in full in September or in 2 £50 instalments (September and January). Full-time students are free. We charge for music hire for each concert, and try to keep these costs reasonable.
Contact for enquiries: Suzanne Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org 01482 446319
Hull Choral Union Edit
Hull Choral Union performs an ever-extending repertoire from the great oratorios to contemporary works. Each season typically consists of an autumn and a spring concert, with a Christmas performance of Handel's Messiah alternating with a Family Carol Concert. Most of these performance are accompanied by the Hull Choral Union Orchestra and take place in a variety of venues including the magnificent Hull City Hall and the Guildhall.
All are welcome, although at present the choir consists of adults over 18. Some music-reading ability is desirable, although not essential. We also have a Junior Chorus aged 7-15 (see next entry). An informal voice-range check is conducted for new members and periodically afterwards, if desired.
Rehearsals take place every Wednesday 7.30-9.30 pm from early September until mid-May.at St Mary's College, Cranbrook Avenue, Hull HU6 7TN. Subscription fees are £120 per year, plus a reasonable charge for music hire for each concert. Full-time students do not pay a subscription fee.
Contact for enquiries: Sue Crawley: email@example.com Tel: 01964 501822 or Suzanne Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org: Tel: 01482 446319
Hull Choral Union Junior Chorus Edit
The Junior Chorus are the part of the Hull Choral Union aimed at school aged singers.We were founded in 2009 for young people aged 7-16. We are a mixed choir with 15 members at present and are keen to include secondary aged girls and boys with changing voices. We practise different styles of music which we perform in the local area, singing at concerts, coffee mornings, residential homes, open gardens and charity events. We take part in the Music For Youth Festival and were the regional winners of the 2013 Charlie Landsborough Amateur Choir Challenge for Children in Need. We also perform with Hull Choral Union's adult choir in the City Hall and other local venues.
Rehearsal dates/times Every Wednesday during term-time 6.00-7.00 at St Mary's College, Cranbrook Avenue, Hull, HU6 7TN
Costs : £3.00 per rehearsal. £10 for a choir T-shirt. Free Folder after 6 weeks in the choir. Reward system
Contact Gabrielle Awre email:email@example.com
tel. 07743 940603
Hull Community Voices Edit
Established in 2004, this acappella world music singing group sings harmony songs from around the world, dipping into many vocal styles and traditions. The group is an open access group with an emphasis on having fun exploring harmony and voice. We teach songs by ear, so it is not necessary for members to read music. We undertake occasional performances but these are on an opt in basis. We do not require any previous experience of singing.
Rehearsals Thursday evenings at Quaker Meeting House, Bean St., Hull HU3 2PR
7.30-9pm run weekly during school term time: Full price - £4.00 Concession - £3.50
We have visiting guest tutors to deliver sessions, and on those occasions a fee of £5 (full) £4.50 (concession).
No auditions – all welcome (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)
Hull Freedom Chorus Edit
Established in 2011, by City Arts Unit of Hull City Council, this group is open to people who want to free their voices and celebrate Hull. The group exists to bring singers an opportunity to try different styles of music, and brings in some of the UKs most inspirational singing leaders to work on projects leading to performances in the City. Diverse past projects have led to performances at Hull Freedom Festival, Olympic Torch Celebration, City of Culture Celebration events, Hull Jazz Festival, Rugby League World Cup, Freedom Flame celebration and in 2014 a stage play at Hull Truck. The group has a reputation for high quality performances and inspiring experiences for participants.
Rehearsals take place on a project by project basis – with no regular fixed day or time. Each project is stand alone and participants commit to each project on a rolling basis.
Costs It is free to join and take part, as these projects are financially supported by the City Arts Unit of Hull City Council.
Contact: Join online vie www.hullcc.gov.uk/hullfreedomchorus all other enquiries to
Clare Drury, Arts Development Officer, Hull City Council, tel 01482 300300 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: www.hullcc.gov.uk/hullfreedomchorus or find us on Facebook
Hull Ladies Choir Edit
The choir has 50 + members who come from Hull and the East Riding and new members are always welcome. Our aim is to promote and enjoy singing as a pleasurable activity for choir members and audiences alike. Our repertoire is varied and developing and includes traditional and contemporary pieces. Hull Ladies Choir Performance Calendar is busy and diverse and includes our annual Charity Concert at the Guildhall. Our purpose is to produce performances to benefit and entertain the community as a whole and to raise funds for local charities and organisations.
Ladies only. We sing in 3 voice sections; First and Second Sopranos and Alto
Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings 7.30 pm to 9.15pm At Trinity Methodist church hall on corner of Newland Avenue and Cottingham Road
Costs/subscription fees: Currently the subscriptions are £2.50 per week and there would be a small initial hire fee for a choir uniform blouse.
Audition not required.
Contact for enquiries (e-mail and/or phone) Eve Platt – Secretary email: email@example.com Telephone: 01482877812
Chris Lake- Chairperson email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 01482657805
Via choir general contact email: email@example.com Mobile 07779732322
Website : www.hullladieschoir.org.uk
Hull Male Voice Choir Edit
We are a 35 strong, traditional male voice choir which is keen to reach new audiences; to perform in new venues; and to attract new members into the choir. We sing a wide range of well-known popular male voice choir music, as well as some contemporary style.
Males only. The choir sings in four parts: First Tenor, Second Tenor, Baritone and Bass. Anyone interested is invited to complete and submit the Contact Form on the website or to contact direct our Hon Secretary, Reuben Hird.
Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings and commence at 7.30pm, concluding at 9.30pm, in the Octagon Centre in Walker Street, Kingston upon Hull, HU
£75 per annum that is three terms of £25 a term.
Contact for enquiries
Reuben Hird: Hon Secretary Telephone: 01482 656869
Bill Leigh: Public Relations Telephone: 07970931549
. email: Bill.firstname.lastname@example.org
Via choir general contact email: email@example.com
Hull Music Support Service — Youth Choirs Edit
Based at the Albemarle Music Centre there are two choirs run by the Schools Music service for Hull for young people attending Hull schools.
The Junior Choir consists of young singers from schools across the city.
The Junior choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 6.15pm until 7.15pm in the vocal studies room at the Albemarle Music Centre.
The City of Hull Youth Choir consists of soprano, alto, tenor and bass singers. The choir sings a wide variety of music and performs once each term and embarks on foreign tours with the youth orchestra.
The Youth choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm until 9.30pm in the rehearsal room of the Albemarle Music Centre.
Costs/subscription fees: There is no charge to schools or pupils for membership of an ensemble run by the music service, as these are financially supported by Hull City Council.
Contact for enquiries: Music Service, Hull City Council, Albemarle Music Centre, 60 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LN, Tel: 01482 300 300 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hull Musical Society (formally Hull Operatic Society) Edit
We are the oldest society in the area, formed in 1897. We predominately perform songs from the shows old and new in concerts around Hull and the East Riding area, and also perform musicals annually. We are also always looking out for people to help out backstage/front of house/directors/costume/hair/makeup etc.
Rehearsals We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm-9.30pm, at Sutton Methodist Church in Sutton.
Costs/subscription fees: Our charges for the year are £70 for adults, concessions can be made for younger members or those in education. This can be paid in installments if they so wish.
Audition required All new members will be asked to sing a song of their choosing to the committee should they wish to join.
Contact for enquiries: email@example.com.
Website: www.hullmusicalsociety.co.uk we can also be found on Facebook
Hull Savoyards Edit
The Society's name is taken from the Savoy Theatre where Gilbert & Sullivan operas were originally performed and the purpose of the Society is to perform and promote G & S's works to the wider public and to raise money for charity. The first production of The Savoyards in 1934 was The Mikado which is their 2014 production. Membership is open to everybody but auditions will be held for those people seeking a singing role. Rehearsals take place 7.30 p.m. Thursdays
at Bricknell Avenue Methodist Church Hall HU5 4TJ Annual Subscription is £35 and £17.50 for students. There is a weekly charge of £1.50 and 75p for students.
Contact for enquiries please ring Laurine on Hull 876918 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.hullsavoyards.co.uk
The Hull Chamber (Pot) Choir Edit
Formerly known as the NAPA choir, much that the choir sings is drawn from Musical Theatre and popular repertoire. Performances take place in connection with various projects that develop throughout the year and serve to help define our programmed repertoire. The focus of rehearsals is on having fun: members come each week to enjoy a light-hearted, good-humoured hour and a half of singing.
Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays, 18:15–19:45 (excepting school holidays), and we are currently rehearsing at 116 Newland Park, HU5 2DU. The rehearsal venue is likely to change as the choir finds a permanent home for itself in the coming months. Sessions are free to attend and no audition is required.
For further information please contact Ben Newton at email@example.com .
Saturday Sing Edit
An a capella group singing a variety of material in a fun relaxed setting with an emphasis on exploring harmony. No music reading skills necessary all songs are taught by ear. Sessions follow a workshop style, and the group leader Clare Drury, creates a supportive space where participants can free their voice and explore harmony and the joy of group singing. Repertoire includes a diverse mix of material, dipping into contemporary, pop, world, jazz and folk music to find beautiful material to sing with harmony at it's core. Clare adheres to the principles of the Natural Voice Practitioners Network, who believe that singing is everyone's birthright. Occasional performances in the community.
Rehearsals Saturday mornings fortnightly 10.30am-12noon, at Artlink, 87 Princes Ave., Hull
Costs/subscription fees: £5/4 per session (accompanied childern £1)
Contact for enquiries: Clare Drury 07774 961811 e-mail SingwithClare@outlook.com
Three Crown Sound Edit
Three Crown Sound is a brand new female voice barbershop chorus, based in Hull. The sister chorus to Humber Harmony, we formed in August 2018, and are very much enjoying singing together.
We sing a cappella music, usually in four-part barbershop harmony, and are welcoming new members into the Hull Barbershop Harmony Club family.
Under the musical direction of Jack Bridges, a Choral Conducting Masters graduate from the University of Hull, we're excited to be at the beginning of a journey to improve our individual and collective singing abilities.
Come join us!
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7.00-9.00pm, at The Goodfellowship Inn, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU5 4AT.
Subscriptions: £14 per month, youth £10 (under 26)
Contact (Alistair, Club Secretary): firstname.lastname@example.org
Arterian Singers Edit
We are a mixed four-part choir. Members enjoy singing a varied repertoire ranging from Haydn masses to arrangements of folk and traditional songs. We usually perform three concerts a year, including a community carol concert just before Christmas.
Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays, 19:30 - 21:30 (excepting school holidays)
At Zion Methodist Church, Cottingham
£3 per session
Audition not required
Contact for enquiries: 01482 442758
The Fellowship Singers Edit
A new, non-audition amateur choir based in Hull; we are passionate about enjoying our singing, and fund-raising for various charities. On our first outing we helped The Hornsea Ukulele Group raise over £1300 for Breast Cancer Research and Abbie's Fund, and since then we have supported the Best Hope Charity in their Talent Show
We meet on Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:30 to laugh (and sing) in The ClubHouse, Elm Avenue in Garden Village, East Hull
For more details, find us on Facebook, or email email@example.com
The Priory Park Singers Edit
We formed in 2004 and are a choir that sings mainly in 4/6 part harmony. We sing all types of music from religious, opera to musicals and modern music. The choir is an Equal Opportunities Choir.
Rehearsal Wednesday evening commencing 7.30 pm. At St Nicholas Church. Pickering Road/Hessle High Road Junction
Costs/subscription fees A membership fee of £20,00 per annum which can be paid in two equal amounts of £10.00 per 6 months. We also charge £1.00 per rehearsal and tea, coffee and biscuits are free. The £1.00 subs money goes towards music costs.
Audition We audition for anyone who wishes to sing a solo or duets etc but do not audition new members.
Contact Tony on 01482 646209 or Judy on 01482 564428. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. or email@example.com
Bilton Singers Edit
Bilton Singers is a community choir that was established in 2012 aiming to be the local choir singing to entertain the local community. It performs two concerts each year supporting a local charity. It also performs at local events when invited. It sings all types of music from popular songs from the shows to choral numbers. When performing the choir members all wear black trousers and a black top or shirt which they provide themselves together with a white scarf or tie which is loaned to them.
It is a mixed voice choir. There are no auditions and no previous singing experience is necessary although singers must be able to sing in tune. It is not essential to be able to read music but it helps.
The choir has a very friendly atmosphere and rehearsal evenings provide lots of fun and laughter as well as an evening of enjoyable singing. New members are always welcome but it is advisable to contact the choir secretary first.
Rehearsals - Tuesday evenings 7.00 pm until 9.00 pm, Church Centre, Church Lane, Bilton HU11 4DZ.
Contact - Choir Secretary, Pauline Jennison, telephone 01482 812138, email - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Maureen Hunter Singers Edit
The Maureen Hunter Singers are a very well established female-voice choir of international standard. Now numbering about 70 singers, during the 30 years of their existence they have undergone no less than 5 tours to North America; sung to HRHs Prince Philip and Prince Edward and to HM The Queen; sung in Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, St Mark's Basilica in Venice, St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle and, most recently in Cologne cathedral. They have appeared numerous times on TV in the UK and also in the USA and Canada. Locally, their annual 'Voices in Spring' concerts in Bricknell Avenue Methodist Church in Hull and their 'Christmas Voices ’ concert (with guest band) in the Hull Guildhall are always performed to capacity audiences.
The Senior choir is for girls from age 14yr upwards. In addition the Maureen Hunter Junior Singers is open to girls and boys between the ages of 7yr to 13yr.
The annual subscription (for both choirs) is £24.
Rehearsals take place at Bricknell Avenue Methodist Church in Hull, usually from October through to April/May; Seniors on Sunday afternoons from 3.00 p.m. to 5.15 p.m., and Juniors on Saturdays from 5.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
For further information, please contact Maureen Hunter on (01482)-843344 or MHS@nimcot.karoo.co.uk
Ladies In Red (LIR) Edit
Ladies In Red was formed in 2013 after a visit to the 'Older People's Day' celebrations in the Guildhall. We are a small, very informal, group of ladies who love to sing for fun (although we all sing in more formal choirs as well). When we became aware that some residential homes in the area had hardly any entertainers visiting them, we set up the group to try to remedy this. We sing a range of popular music from the 50's, 60's and 70's to try and get the residents involved. We've had a lot of fun doing this.
We usually rehearse fortnightly on a Monday night, 7pm - 9pm and pay just 50p towards the cost of tea/coffee.
For further information please contact Elaine Pearson on mob.07871080810 or email@example.com
United Voices at Open Doors Edit
United Voices choir was formed in 2015 to encourage refugees,asylum seekers and migrants to sing with the local community. We are linked to 'Open Doors', a project based at Princes Avenue Methodist Church to help refugees,asylum seekers and migrants. We sing a range of accessible world music and popular songs. We meet on Thursday evenings from 7pm-8.15pm at Princes Avenue Methodist Church. All welcome
Costs:donations welcome from those outside the project
For further details contact Gabrielle Awre email: firstname.lastname@example.org mob. 07743 940603
HERIB Choir Edit
This choir is for those with a visual impairment, their friends, and supporters. It is part of it HERIB's "Socialeyes" programme, and contributes to the overall well-being of its members. We meet on Thursday mornings, and occasionally we enjoy ourselves! For further details please email: email@example.com, or phone 342297.
Hull Visual Choir Edit
Hull Visual Choir was established in March 2016, with Dr Paul Whittaker, OBE as its mentor and Hull Deaf Centre partnership. It is a 'singing and signing’ adult choir for the D/deaf and hearing impaired. It also has members who are hearing and have British Sign Language skills.
The Choir engages those who may have never had the opportunity or experience of taking part in this type of creative, cultural, and educational activity. It also makes members feel energised, increases their skills and confidence to participate in events, encourages inclusivity and interaction, and we hope to be able to promote D/deaf awareness to a wider public.
Our members have great enthusiasm and commitment for this special activity, and attend regular rehearsals at Hull Deaf Centre. There’s a great rapport, and as well as helping and learning from each other, lots of laughter and friendship!
For more information email Yvonne Lyster Barwick E: firstname.lastname@example.org