Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm in St George’s, London Bridge.

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 Musical Theatre
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    Type Mixed
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    When Tuesdays
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    Where Southwark

Who Can Join?

City Academy Encore 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 for more information.

As a member of Encore, 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 commitment, hard work, and practice at home for it to be a success, so we do ask that you attend as many classes as you can.

Choir Director

City Academy Encore is run by Joe Wilson*, who has had a prolific career as a Musical Director, as well as writing for choirs and orchestras, and of course, teaching and lecturing. Joe now works as Ensemble Singing Leader and Musical Director at Arts Education Schools – the leading training institution for Musical Theatre in London.

As a choir leader, he encourages members to take ownership over the repertoire, and voice their own thoughts and ideas. "Being a part of a choir is not about being ‘put on the spot’, ‘forced to perform solo’, being ‘singled out’. It is about creating a united force of human beings, letting go of all ego and inhibitions collectively to create the biggest sound possible."



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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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 break over the Christmas period and a one-week break at Easter in the week of Easter Monday. To make membership fees more manageable, this break is 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.  Your monthly payment will be automatically debited from your credit/debit card on the same date as your original booking date each month.
3.  To cancel your membership; email written confirmation to at least 14 days prior to your next payment date. 

Six month membership - £216.00 for 6 months:
This option will save you 10% on the equivalent monthly payments, and is non-refundable.

Annual membership - £384.00 for 12 months:
This option will save you 20% 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 Encore venues


City Academy Encore 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.