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City Academy Voices

City Academy Voices

Our City Academy Voices is an exciting contemporary choir that meets in central London. The group sings a wide variety of musical styles including classical, musical theatre, pop and gospel. The choir is open to singers of all genders with any voice type, and is a great way of meeting like-minded people in a creative environment.

Membership also provides the opportunity to perform at a number of events throughout the year. This includes the choir’s own dedicated concerts as well as performing as guests at some of City Academy’s other events.

If you’re interested in joining City Academy Voices, please join us for a taster session. During the taster you will attend a regular rehearsal and meet the rest of the group. Musical Director, Leigh Stanford Thompson, will also take the opportunity to hear you sing to assess your level of ability. Following the taster, our team will inform you via email if you have been accepted.


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

Music repertoire

Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop & Gospel


Mixed, all genders welcome!

Watch the VOICES perform

See them in action or better yet...book yourself onto a taster to experience the magic of the Voices.

Who Can Join?

The City Academy Voices is open to anyone with some previous singing experience. The choir is not suitable for absolute beginners. If you don't have the experience required, we recommend you complete a Beginners Singing and Improvers 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 info@city-academy.com for more information.

As a member of the Voices, 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.


City Academy Voices perform in showcases and larger scale productions each year at prestigious music venues across London. Additional performances for the choir may also include community projects and live music events.

Choir Director

The City Academy Voices is headed by Leigh Stanford Thompson. 

Leigh is a composer, conductor and arranger with over two decades’ experience working with choirs, orchestras and singers around the world. As Musical Director for the City Academy Voices Leigh writes many arrangements and even some original compositions.

Benefits & Policy

  • 20% discount on all City Academy courses*
  • Advanced-level training: weekly 2hr lessons in a central studio (with a 2 week over December and Summer)
  • Free auditions for other companies (ie. Choirs, Theatre and other Dance Companies)
  • Free tasters (eg. Art, Acting, Singing and more)
  • Two London concerts each year

*Excludes Voice reel, Show reel, Private Singing Lessons, Foundation courses, membership to Resident Companies & Dance and Singing Foundation Courses are excluded from this offer.


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Learn and perform songs that you love with our choirs.