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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.

Rehearsals

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

Type

Mixed, all genders welcome!

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.

Performances

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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PAYMENT OPTIONS

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 three week break over the Christmas period and a one 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.  Payments are taken via direct debit. Please follow the link in your welcome email to process this using your account number and sort code. The first payment is taken seven days after your initial sign up date and this will be your payment date each month going forward. 
3.  To cancel your membership; email written confirmation to info@city-academy.com at least 14 days prior to your next payment date. You can cancel your direct debit at your bank or City Academy can do so on your behalf. 

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.

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
Ongoing Mon 19:00-21:00 2 hours (weekly) Leigh Stanford Thompson St Marylebone School, W1
Select payment type:
Monthly Payments
Book Now
Book Now

PAYMENT OPTIONS

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 three week break over the Christmas period and a one 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.  Payments are taken via direct debit. Please follow the link in your welcome email to process this using your account number and sort code. The first payment is taken seven days after your initial sign up date and this will be your payment date each month going forward. 
3.  To cancel your membership; email written confirmation to info@city-academy.com at least 14 days prior to your next payment date. You can cancel your direct debit at your bank or City Academy can do so on your behalf. 

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.

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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