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City Academy Songbirds

City Academy Songbirds

The Songbirds are City Academy’s only all female choir. With over 60 members and headed by choir director Katherine Hare, the choir has been running for five years and has gone from strength to strength. They perform in their own concerts twice a year, most recently to a sold-out crowd of over 350 people.

They sing everything from pop to gospel, musical theatre to classical…anything goes. They have also appeared on X-Factor for ITV, Pitch Battle for the BBC and last year received a special commendation from the UK Choir Festival. They have also recently recorded a charity single for Dreamflight. 

If you’re interested in joining Songbirds, you must attend a taster session. 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.

Rehearsals

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

Music

Pop, Musical Theatre

Type

All-female

When

Thursday

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 info@city-academy.com 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!

Performances

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. 

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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 DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
Ongoing Thu 19:45-21:45 2 hours (weekly) Leigh Thompson The Old Finsbury Town Hall
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.

City Academy Songbirds Venues


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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