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City Academy Encore - Taster

City Academy Encore - Taster

City Academy Encore is a musical theatre choir for those who love to sing a broad range of repertoire from the West End and Broadway.

Headed by tutor Aaron Nice, members of City Academy Encore receive expert guidance in a nurturing and supportive atmosphere. It’s a fantastic opportunity to improve your singing skills at the same time as making new friends and have fun.

If you’re interested in joining Encore, 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, the Head of Singing 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.


City Academy Encore is a mixed singing group. The choir is open to men and 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 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

Join Encore

WHEN: Rehearsals Tuesday evenings, 7pm-9pm

WHERE: St George the Martyr, Southwark 

REPERTOIRE: Musical Theatre 

Take part in a taster rehearsal to see if this choir is for you. 


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