Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Umbrella Rooms, Shaftesbury Avenue.

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

  • Develop and refine vocal technique and dynamic choral performance
  • Explore a variety of choral works and increase your repertoire knowledge
  • Improve range, pitch and listening skills
  • Learn about the vocal anatomy and build confidence
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    Music Classical, Pop and Choral works
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    Type Mixed
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    When Thursday
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    Where Shaftesbury Avenue

Who can Join?

The City Academy Chamber is open to singers of any voice type who have at least some previous choral singing experience and music theory knowledge.  The choir is not suitable for absolute beginners or singers who do not read music.

Prospective members will have an informal audition at their taster with the MD, where they will be required to individually sing their respective voice part in a piece of repertoire learnt in the rehearsal, which will be in at least four part harmony.

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 for more information.


City Academy Chamber 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.

Choir Director

The company is led by experienced performer and vocal coach, Rachel Maby

Rachel trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. She teaches a wide repertoire, from pop to classical, and has knowledge of the technical demands of all genres.

She also performs regularly as a soloist, with recent credits including Sideshows at Grimeborn Opera Festival (Arcola Theatre) and Charlotte Brontë in Glasstown at the Arts Theatre in London.



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.

Membership Subscription Details 

Membership will cover you for all classes, rehearsals and all shows during your membership. The choir rehearses throughout the year with a 3-week break over the Christmas period and a 1-week break at Easter in the week of Easter Monday. To make membership fees more manageable, these breaks are accounted for within your monthly instalments across the year.

We offer three Membership options for our choirs:

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 at least 14 days prior to your next payment date. 

Six month membership - £228.00 for 6 months:
This option will save you 5% on the equivalent monthly payments, and is non-refundable.

Annual membership - £432.00 for 12 months:
This option will save you 10% 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.

City Academy Chamber venues


City Academy Chamber 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.