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Pop Chorus is a feel-good adult contemporary choir, unashamedly singing pop songs in glorious multi-part harmony to professional backing tracks. 

Singing is good for people and such a natural thing for humans to do – it’s something we’ve always done to mark important events in our lives, for communication, within our work, to celebrate, to commemorate and to unify. This choir was built on a foundation of inclusivity and a determination not to let experience, ability to read music, or finances hinder anyone who wanted the opportunity to join with some like-minded people and belt out some great songs. 

The original Framlingham group was founded in spring 2012 with just 8 singers by Suffolk-based Yula Andrews, 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 and the Incorporated Society of Musicians. 

We’ve now grown to over 450 members across our 7 groups in Ipswich, Felixstowe, Stowmarket, Kesgrave, Framlingham and Halesworth.

In addition to the regular Pop Chors and wellbeing sessions, Yula is in demand to run ad hoc workshops for health and wellbeing – for people living with dementia and Parkinson’s sufferers, and from the WI to insurance companies, schools and even a local prison. She is also available for 1:1 and small group singing lessons, these can be booked online here.

The majority of our performing takes place at the numerous local events we’re invited to participate in and for lots of regional charities. We’re enormously proud to have raised over £60,000 in the last 5 years for St Elizabeth Hospice, Iceni, FIND (Families In Need) and 4YP amongst others.

In recent years, we’ve been privileged to perform at Latitude and First Light festivals, and sold out our own concerts at local venues from DanceEast and Seckford Theatre to Ipswich Corn Exchange and Regent Theatre.

In 2017 we hit the singles download charts with our own song ‘Always’, raising funds for St Elizabeth Hospice. We’ve collaborated with musicians including Mara Simpson and Jack Robertson, artist Bruce Munro on his lockdown ‘Ribbon Of Light’ project and the virtual Suffolk Show in 2020. With a reputation for fun and professionalism, our singers have also been asked to work on other projects including regional shows by Derren Brown and Griff Rhys Jones amongst others.

Booking

THE CHOIR

Yula’s always happy to discuss ideas for projects the choir could be involved in – please get in touch if you are interested in adding some Pop Chorus magic to your event.

Company

INFORMATION

Pop Chorus choirs and associated activities, experience and merchandise are run by Pop Chorus Limited. Wellbeing sessions, workshops, performances, outings, activities, talks and education are run by Community Pop Chorus CIC. 

Pop Chorus Limited

Company number: 9092175
VAT number: 337 9878 35
Registered address: Unit 3, Alton Business Centre, Valley Lane, Wherstead, Ipswich, IP9 2AX
Email: sing@popchorus.co.uk 

Community Pop Chorus CIC

Company number: 1503597
Registered address: Unit 3, Alton Business Centre, Valley Lane, Wherstead, Ipswich, IP9 2AX 
Email: community@popchorus.co.uk