Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm in Bloomsbury Baptist Church, Central London.

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
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    Music Pop, Musical Theatre
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    Type All-female
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    When Thursday
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    Where Shaftesbury Avenue

Who can join?

The City Academy Songbirds are a female only singing group. The choir is open to 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 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 for more information.

As a member of the Songbirds, 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.

Songbirds Playlist

Here you'll find recent repertoire from the City Academy Songbirds choir. Enjoy!


City Academy Songbirds perform two 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 Songbirds are led by professional vocal coach and director, Katherine Hare.

Katherine  has extensive experience as a vocal coach and has trained singers from the worlds of musical theatre and pop.

Past clients have included stars of Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, Thriller Live, Cats, Starlight Express and A Chorus Line. 



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.


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City Academy Songbirds venues

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City Academy Songbirds 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.

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