A little bit about us...
We are the choir that fits around your life! Our membership style is designed to work with you; no auditions are required before you join and absolutely anyone is welcome to come along and sing! We don't ask you to pay up front for a month, a term, or a year, and we don't charge you a re-joining fee if you haven't been for a few months. You simply pay for each session, as and when you attend. The weekly charge is £5.
There are many excellent choirs in Bath, catering to a whole range of musical tastes, but if you haven't yet found the one for you, perhaps we can offer you what you're looking for. To find out where and when we meet, visit the Rehearsals page.
We don't hold auditions to join the choir, and you don't have to be able to sing to any particular level - you also don't need to be able to read music. The choir welcomes a whole mixture of members: those who have been in choirs previously, those who have only ever sung in the shower, some who do not read music...all different abilities.
We sing arrangements of pop songs (old and new), themes from musicals, the odd folk-song or well-known classical piece, and popular classics at Christmas. Check out the Music tab to see what's planned for this term.
We host two concerts a year - one in Summer and one at Christmas time. We also occasionally take part in charity events. If you only want to come and sing weekly, and aren't interested in performing, that's not a problem at all - we'd still love to see you at rehearsals!
Founder & Musical Director
Michelle has been directing community choirs for over 15 years. She first founded and directed the Oxford City Singers and Edinburgh City Singers, now each one of the largest community choirs in their respective areas.
Michelle prides herself on how welcoming and accommodating her choirs are, and also on the wide selection of music that they cover - a rehearsal can take you from Katy Perry to Gustav Holst in just 20 minutes!
From 1985 until 1994, David held positions at the Reykjavik School of Singing, Suzuki organization of Iceland, Icelandic opera and director of music at the Catholic Cathedral of Reykjavik. As an accompanist he travelled abroad accompanying Icelandic musicians and choirs in Italy, Norway and Sweden. In 1994, he moved to Hong Kong and apart from a brief period back in Iceland was resident there until 2015.
After 20 years of city life in Hong Kong, David relocated to his rural roots in the west of England to continue his accompaniment and teaching work in the area.
More details can be found on his website at www.davidknowlesmusic.com