Welcome… Do you love to sing?
…well now you’ve found the friendly, fun, fabulous chorus you’ve been searching for!
- Don’t need any experience
- Won’t have to audition or sing on your own
- Don’t need to read music
- Unashamedly sing great pop songs in harmony to professional backing tracks – this is unlike any choir you’ve ever heard!
Founded in Framlingham, Suffolk, in 2012 by professional singer and vocal coach Yula Andrews, Pop Chorus offers feel-good singing for adults* of all abilities, with a firm focus on having fun whilst making a great sound.
The original Framlingham group still meets on Thursday nights, and the addition of groups in Kesgrave, Ipswich, Felixstowe and Stowmarket, plus our **TWO NEW CHOIRS** which started last September – Halesworth and Long Melford have taken our membership from 8 people to over 400 singers now!
*over 18s only
SPRING TERM STARTS WEEK COMMENCING 6TH JANUARY 2020
All choirs will be welcoming new members in January – get in touch if you’d like to know more, or just turn up to the first session of term to give us a try.
**NEW CHOIR** Halesworth Pop Chorus (Mon eve)
7.30-9.30 pm on Monday evenings in Holton & Blyford Village Hall, Lodge Rd, Holton, Halesworth, IP19 8RZ
**NEW CHOIR** Long Melford Pop Chorus (Mon eve)
7.30-9.30 pm on Monday evenings in Long Melford Village Memorial Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury CO10 9JQ
Ipswich (West) Pop Chorus (Tue eve)
7.30-9.30pm on Tuesday evenings in Burstall village hall, The Street, Burstall, IP8 3DR.
Kesgrave Pop Chorus (Wed am)
10am-noon on Wednesday mornings at the Kesgrave Social Club, Edmonton Road, Kesgrave, IP5 1EE.
Ipswich (Central) Pop Chorus (Wed eve)
7.30-9.30pm on Wednesday evenings at Paul’s Social Club, 33 Salmet Close, Ipswich IP2 9BA.
Felixstowe Pop Chorus (Thu am)
10am-noon on Thursday mornings at Felixstowe Football Club, The Goldstar Ground, Dellwood Avenue, IP11 9HT.
Stowmarket Pop Chorus (Thu eve)
7.30-9.30pm on Thursday evenings at The Pavillion, King George V Playing Field, Bacton Road, Haughley, IP14 3RA. Currently no disabled access, the room we use is on the first floor and only accessible by stairs.
Framlingham Pop Chorus (Thu eve)
7.30-9.30pm on Thursday evenings at St Michael’s Rooms, Church Street, Framlingham, IP13 9JB.
Potential new members can come along and try a session for free any week in the first month of term (September/January/after Easter), with no obligation to join. If you then decide you’d like to be in the Pop Chorus, you commit to the term and pay £82.50 (concessions available) and come to weekly rehearsals.
Come and try a session for free – or contact Yula on 07788 585441, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Yula Andrews is a trained singer with over 25 years of performing experience, ranging from Puccini to ABBA tributes! She has been leading choirs and offering vocal coaching for over 15 years and is a member of the Association of Teachers of Singing.
Pop Chorus join forces with FIND.
Following last year’s fabulous fundraising year with Iceni (see below), we’ve teamed up with FIND (Families in Need Suffolk) to help raise awareness and funds for this vital local charity. For nearly 30 years, Families in Need (FIND) Ipswich has offered a lifeline to people in Ipswich and the surrounding areas who are experiencing poverty and despair. They provide free food parcels and personal care items to help people get through a crisis, as well as furniture, bedding and other household items where the person or family has none.
Pop Chorus are staging monthly collections at each of our 8 choirs to donate food and other items to FIND on a regular basis. We’re also doing bucket collections at many of our appearances and supporting the charity at every opportunity – including scooping a fabulous £1,000 donation from Festival Republic in lieu of a performance fee for the choir’s appearance at Latitude Festival this summer.
Pop Chorus raise over £17,000 for Iceni.
Our year of fundraising for local charity Iceni has now come to an end and we’re delighted to announce that we’ve smashed our original target of £7,200 and have actually managed to give Iceni a cheque for £17,218.76!
We’ve loved working with this forward-thinking organisation, who provide such a vital service to local families affected by issues relating to addiction.
Please look through the pages of our site to find out all you need to know about Pop Chorus.