The People’s Show Choir is a diverse and inclusive community choir, comprised of multiple local ensembles across the midlands and wider area. People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to join in and share their passion for singing together. Whether you have been performing for years or are just starting out, all are welcome to join in with our exciting arrangements from stage and screen, accompanied by a live orchestra in our very own Greatest Show!
Our locations include Central Birmingham, Cheltenham, Northampton, Oswestry, South Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent and West Bromwich. Rehearsals are weekly, although the Covid-19 pandemic has restricted live rehearsals (please see the individual information pages to find out more).
Our show choirs perform locally, plus two annual large-scale concerts where all members join together in a massed choral concert alongside The People’s Orchestra.
The People’s Show Choir part of The People’s Orchestra charity, who run volunteer programmes to support people who are unemployed, NEET or recovering from periods of mental ill-health. We encourage community engagement to aid confidence building and developing valuable skills to add to CVs and progress to employment.
Each year, we help 80 people find work because of the concerts that we put on. We could not do that without our musicians.
If like us you believe music should be accessible to all, talent should be sought, inspired and nurtured, and that we should continue to open doors to the incredible creative power of arts and music to all, please come and join us.
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Are you interested in setting up a brand new show choir in your local area, to increase the wellbeing and mental health of your employees or beneficiaries?
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… we have a small favour to ask. More people than ever are being helped back into work thanks to our players, and our outreach work is helping more and more people in our community, but this year has been the most difficult ever to raise the grant funding we need to keep going. Fears over Brexit hasn’t help and we really don’t want to increase ticket prices – we want to make our concerts open to all, including the most disadvantaged in our community. So, you can see why we need to ask for your help. The People’s Orchestra is a charity. We play great music but importantly we help loads of people back into work, 900+ to date. Our staff help students gain great marks for university projects too. We are not influenced by billionaire owners, politicians or shareholders. We’re volunteer led, inclusive and diverse. And this gives us the power to yes to all sorts of community causes. It lets us challenge the norm - and prove a point. Being different works. And at a time when music teaching in schools is declining and funding for school orchestras is at an all-time low, we need to expand to fill the gaps and support those who need us, it’s what sets us apart from so many others. The People’s Orchestra long-term sustainability relies on the support that we receive directly from our followers. And we would like to thank all those who are helping to make our future secure. But we cannot stop here. As more of you offer your ongoing support, we can keep investing in quality music and community support. We can remain a strong, progressive force that is open to all. If everyone who attends our concerts, or reads our news, who likes us, also helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as £1, you can support The People’s Orchestra – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.