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Rehearsals


Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm in Umbrella Rooms, Central London.

In weekly rehearsals, you will develop in the following areas:

  • Develop and refine vocal technique and dynamic choral performance
  • Explore a variety of song genres and increase your repertoire knowledge
  • Improve range, pitch and listening skills
  • Learn about the vocal anatomy and build confidence
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    Music Pop, Musical Theatre
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    Type All-female
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    When Thursday
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    Where Shaftesbury Avenue

Who can join?


The City Academy Songbirds are a female only singing group. The choir is open to women with any voice type who have at least some previous group singing experience.  The choir is not suitable for absolute beginners.

If you do not have the experience required, we recommend you complete a Beginners Singing and Level 2 Singing course before progressing to the choir.

We are always looking for new members - so if you have a love of performing and are looking to develop your vocal technique, please contact bernadette@city-academy.com for more information. 

As a member of the Songbirds, you don’t have to commit to every rehearsal evening, as we appreciate people have busy lives. However, putting on a choir show takes a lot of hard work, practise at home and commitment in order for it to be a success, so we do ask that you attend as many classes as you can.

Performances


City Academy Songbirds perform two showcases a year at prestigious music venues across London. Additional performances for the choir may also include community projects and live music events.

Katherine Hare


The company is led by professional vocal coach and director, Katherine Hare.

Katherine teaches Singing and Musical Theatre at City Academy. She has extensive experience as a vocal coach and has trained singers from the worlds of musical theatre and pop.

Past clients have included stars of Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, Thriller Live, Cats, Starlight Express and A Chorus Line. 

 

Benefits


As a Company member you will receive 20% discount on all City Academy courses* for the duration of your membership.

*Please note, Drama School, Private Singing Lessons, membership to Resident Companies & Dance and Singing Foundation Courses are excluded from this offer.

 

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Membership Subscription Details 

Membership will cover you for all classes, rehearsals and all shows during your membership. The choir rehearses throughout the year with breaks on Easter Bank Holiday (1 week) and over the Christmas period (3 weeks - 20 Dec, 27 Dec & 3 Jan). To make membership fees more manageable, these breaks are accounted for within your monthly instalments across the year.

We offer three Membership options for the City Academy Songbirds:

Monthly Membership - £40 per month:
1.  There is a minimum membership of three months.
2.  Your monthly payment will be automatically debited from your credit/debit card on the same date as your original booking date each month.
3.  To cancel your membership; email written confirmation to info@city-academy.com at least 14 days prior to your next payment date. 

Six month membership - £216.00 for 6 months:
This option will save you 10% on the equivalent monthly payments, and is non-refundable.

Annual membership - £384.00 for 12 months:
This option will save you 20% on the equivalent monthly payments, and is non-refundable. 

Online & Phone Bookings

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

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City Academy Songbirds tutors


All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

 

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City Academy Songbirds

The City Academy Songbirds are our female only choir that meet weekly to sing an eclectic mix of material ranging from musical theatre to pop, rock to jazz, Motown to soul. Headed by tutor Katherine Hare, members of the City Acad