We launched our Halesworth and Long Melford groups on 9th September 2019, expanding us to 8 groups across Suffolk.
We’re a fun and friendly choir, unashamedly singing great pop songs in harmony. Repertoire at the time included well-known songs from artists as diverse as Florence + The Machine, A-ha and Stereophonics. Members love that they can join without audition, experience or the need to read music. Rehearsals are informal and relaxed, with an emphasis on enjoyment and gently developing singing skills.
Pop Chorus is in great demand to perform locally and members also build confidence by participating in additional activities including workshops, artist collaborations and special events. Recent experiences included performing at Latitude and First Light festivals, watching The Swingles soundcheck, opening Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show and beatboxing with SK Shlomo! That year the choir were fundraising for FIND (Families In Need), having raised a fantastic £17,000 for Suffolk charity Iceni the previous year.
“I’ve been asked so many times to extend the area that we cover” said Pop Chorus Director Yula Andrews “so I’m delighted these two new groups will enable us to welcome so many new singers.”
Both groups usually meet Monday evenings 7:30pm-9pm, at Long Melford Village Hall and Holton & Blyford Village Hall respectively – but check our choirs page for latest information.