Our Halesowen Show Choir will begin rehearsing every Monday starting on the 6th September 2021 from 7:45 – 9:15pm . During Covid-19, Online rehearsals are being offered on Monday evenings at 7:30pm.
Our first Workshop for the Halesowen Choir will be held on Monday 19th July 2021 from 7:45pm.
Join our weekly, professionally-led, Covid-secure rehearsals and sing alongside The People's Show Choir and The People's Orchestra live in concert. With the provision of learning resources, including demo tracks to help you practise, you will be able to perform locally with your choir throughout the year.
There are also opportunities for international exchanges and a range of exciting performances and recordings.
Our Halesowen Choir Leader is Ula Weber.
Ula is an expert in developing choral and classroom singing and has delivered singing strategies for Sandwell and Dudley Music Hubs. She has had a number of songs and arrangements published and is the co-founder of music education organisation Vocal.Point. Ula sings with the renowned choir Ex Cathedra and is one of their lead education vocal tutors. She co-created Ex Cathedra Education’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning Singing Playgrounds project.
A trained choral conductor, Ula currently conducts CBSO SO Vocal (a 200-strong community choir run by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra), the HSBC UK Choir and, until recently the Birmingham City Council Choir (as featured in the 2013 BBC2 programme ‘The Choir’, with Gareth Malone). She is the founder and Musical Director of Echo Doliny (The National Polish folk choir) and the National Teachers’ Choir. Most recently Ula has been appointed conductor of the CBSO Children’s Chorus.
As Head of Events for the National Choral Organisation, Sing for Pleasure (SfP), Ula organises conducting and singing courses across the UK and abroad. She regularly tutors on SfP conductor training courses and is Course Director for their annual Summer School.
Ula guest conducts at national and international events and is regularly invited to lead Big Sings and other singing, training, and corporate workshops for choirs and organisations including ABCD, BBC, G4S, Glyndebourne, Jersey Music Service, NYCOS, Music Mark, Sing Up, Sistema Scotland, the UK Choir Festival and numerous Music Hubs across the UK.