Welcome… Do you love to sing?
…well now you’ve found the friendly, fun, ONLINE choir 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.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, all 8 Pop Chorus choirs, along with Singing for Health and Happiness are currently running ONLINE. This means we’re no longer bound by the limits of geography, so if you’ve always fancied joining Pop Chorus but haven’t been able to get to one of our sessions, now is a great time to join us from the safety of your home.
Our summer term started w/c 19th April 2021 – we are still welcoming new singers and offer ‘Virtual Membership’ – please get in contact if you would like to try an online session for free before you join us.
Our online Pop Chorus sessions run 6 times a week: Mon 7.30pm / Tue 7.30pm / Wed 10.30am / Wed 7.30pm / Thu 7.30pm / Fri 10.30am – members can attend as many sessions as they like every week.
Our wellbeing choirs are open to all and take place every Monday and Thursday at 2pm GMT. These sessions last 1 hour and are open to absolutely ANYONE via the public invitation (link below). We’ll be singing 50s, 60s, 70s songs and some more recent numbers and the lyrics for each song will pop up on the screen for you to sing along. It’s just for fun, socialising and togetherness.
Yula Andrews is a trained singer with over 30 years of performing experience, ranging from Puccini to ABBA tributes! She has been leading choirs and offering vocal coaching for over 20 years and is a member of the Association of Teachers of Singing, Incorporated Society of Musicians and the Natural Voice Network.
Pop Chorus raising funds for FIND.
Following our 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 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 in summer 2019.
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.