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City Academy Voices - Taster

City Academy Voices - Taster

The City Academy Voices Choir is an exciting contemporary chamber choir that meet in central London. The group sings a wide variety of musical styles including classical, pop and musical theatre. 

Headed by experienced MD Leigh Stanford Thompson, members of City Academy Voices receive expert guidance in a nurturing and supportive atmosphere. The choir is open to all genders of any voice type, and is a great way of meeting like-minded singers in a fun and friendly environment.

If you’re interested in joining Voices, you must attend a taster class. During the taster you will attend a regular rehearsal and meet the rest of the group. The MD will also take the opportunity to hear you sing as well as assess your suitability for the group. Following the taster, our team will inform you via email if you have been accepted. The purpose of the session is so that you can meet the Musical Director, as well as get an idea of what membership entails and the level of singing involved.

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.


The City Academy Voices Choir is open to anyone with some previous 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 info@city-academy.com for more information. 


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

Sing and perform under the expert guidance of world-class, professional vocal coaches in our Singing Summer School. Take part in a full line up of masterclasses and workshops covering specialised techniques and a range of repertoires