The Factory Singers is our wonderful community chorus who meet weekly to sing together. Through singing, we promote a sense of wellbeing and belonging to the community. Our ethos is to sing with joy, passion, groove and style, whilst making a beautiful sound! We aim high, but don’t take ourselves too seriously – we just enjoy singing our hearts out.
Led by Musician David Hewson and Choir Leader Ailie deBonnaire, weekly sessions are fun, friendly and aim to develop skills through a wide-ranging selection of songs from the worlds of Pop, Funk and Folk from across the decades. Local composers arrange songs especially for the Factory Singers; the arrangement styles are bold and surprising, so no one is a backing vocalist!
If you needed any more persuasion, check out the film below of the choir singing REM’s Shiny Happy People which the Factory Singers created during lockdown at the start of 2021.
Why join us?
- Discover the joy of singing!
- Build a lasting connection with other people from the local area
- Develop your skills and confidence
- Our teaching style is inclusive, we have singers who read music as well as those who don’t
Who can join us?
- We welcome adults of all ages (18+), of all identities and from all backgrounds.
- Anyone can join – whether you’ve sung in choirs all your life or have only ever sung in the shower!
- We welcome newcomers. No audition necessary.
If you have any further questions, please get in touch with Ailie, Get Involved Producer, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- RUNNING TIME2 hours
- AGE RECOMMENDATION18+
- TICKETSPay What You Choose - pay £33, £88 or £132 for the full term
- VENUEFactory Theatre
FACTORY SINGERS SPRING TERM
The spring term of the Factory Singers choir will run from Mon 10 January – Mon 28 March 2021.
All rehearsals will take place on Mondays at Tobacco Factory Theatres from 7pm – 9pm.
Pay What You Choose (PWYC)
By joining, you sign up for the whole term and can choose to pay £3, £8 or £12 per session, which works out as £33, £88 or £132 for the full term.
The true cost of running a session is £12 per person, we have two subsidized options one at £8 and a third at £3, this lowest £3 price is intended for people from low income households and / or in receipt of benefits. So if you are able to spend a little more, your contribution will help support our theatre and the incredible artists we work with to bring you this programme. Regardless of what you choose to pay, session leaders will be paid in full for their time and expertise.
To sign up and pay for the full term up front, click the ‘Buy Tickets’ button above.
PLEASE NOTE, when booking you will only see the first date of the sessions. By booking you are committing to all sessions as per the dates above. We are unable to offer refunds for places unless we have a waiting list for that particular class and are able to resell the place.
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