Your West End vocal coach-led Adult* Musical Theatre choir. Experience the joy of singing show tunes together in beautiful harmony whilst improving your own voice.
No audition needed, all levels welcome!
Led by Kate Batter
*If you are below the age of 18, please contact the choir leader before purchase
SHOWTUNES & HARMONY
Sing songs from the West End and Broadway
IMPROVE YOUR VOICE
Singing tips from a West End vocal coach
National and local Community performances
WHERE St.Ives Methodist Church 4 The Waits St Ives PE27 5BY This venue is Fully Accessible, for any specific requirements please contact the choir leader.
WHEN Autumn term 2023 Thursday 21st September- Thursday 7th December 12 Sessions 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Our choirs are came together on 1st July 2023 at Cadogan Hall in Central London for a huge Singalong hosted by West End Star and Olivier Award winner Cassidy Janson !
Gareth Malone has invited us to join his tour at the end of this year, for the second year in a row, as his on stage choir in multiple venues including the Cambridge theatre in the West End!
BBC RADIO LONDON WITH GABY ROSLIN
Sing Space Founder, Rachel Lynes, chatted with Gaby Roslin on BBC Radio London about our amazing choirs.
TRAINING: West End Performer. Vocal Coach. 1st Class BA (Hons) Acting - Birmingham Royal Conservatoire MA Musical Theatre - Royal Academy of Music Vocal Health First Aider 2022
Hi! I'm Kate, I'm a West End musical theatre actress having performed in The Phantom of the Opera, The Sound of Music and most recently playing some of Europe's most beautiful opera houses playing Polly Peachum in 'the Beggar's Opera'. And for screen, I've appeared in Call the Midwife, Top Boy, Mary Poppins Returns and Emmerdale.
I have been teaching singing for over 20 years, working with all ages and levels from the beginner to professional actors. What started as a way of earning a bit of money to see me through drama school and support me through the precarious acting industry, has become my greatest passion: sharing my love of music with others and encouraging students to find their voice.
I run Sing Wimbledon, a music school in South West London with a team of coaches teaching singing, piano, music theory and LAMDA. Although still occasionally working from the studio in London, I'm now based in Cambridgeshire where I grew up! I'm now a mum to a little girl who I love to sing to (whether she likes it or not!!).
I'm fascinated in the voice and how it works alongside the positive effects singing has for the individual; relieving stress and building confidence. I'm so excited to be running the Musical Theatre choir in St.Ives, Cambridgeshire. We're an extremely friendly and welcoming group who just love to belt out show tunes and make new friends!
Whether you're a pro or complete beginner, you're welcome to join in the fun! I hope to sing with you soon!
"I can’t think of a better opportunity than Sing Space Musical Theatre Choir to join."
KERRY ELLIS West End Leading lady (Wicked, Les Mis, We Will Rock You)
"Sing Space is the real thing and you can get involved with it.”
ALICE FEARN West End Leading lady (Come From Away, Wicked)
"Inclusivity is so important and I love that they bring communities together through singing."
KARIS ANDERSON West End Leading lady (Tina Turner)
AUTUMN TERM HAS NOW STARTED!
We have now started our Autumn Term 2023 and official bookings are now closed! To see if there are spaces remaining or to register your interest for next term please click the contact button below!
*TERMS & CONDITIONS
1. Our Choir fees are available to purchase termly, in full OR in a 3 instalment payment plan. The instalments will be charged as follows: First payment on the day of sign up - then 2 further payments on the same date for 2 consecutive months. There will be no further charge after the 3rd instalment is paid. 2. When you choose the payment plan option all 3 payments are required to be paid irrespective of attendance, or if you decide to leave the term part way through. This is not a pay as you go plan, but a way for you to pay the full term fee more comfortably if needed. 3. Our Instalment payment plan is available each term for a limited time, once the payment plan option has been removed from the website you will be required to pay the pro rata fee in full if you wish to join. ** 4. Even though we believe YOU’LL LOVE IT, we understand that circumstances may mean you change your mind. We offer a 14 Day cooling off period from the day of purchase. Where payments are made in advance before the term starts, we will extend this gesture to include 14 days from the FIRST session of term, but attended sessions will be deducted. 5. After this 14 day period has ended, the fees are non refundable and the option to sell your seat to someone else who is not an existing choir member will be offered. We will also consider deferring your place to the next term if your request has been made by the 3rd week of term. 6. If for any reason you cannot attend a session you will have the opportunity to catch up with these sessions online via your choir's Facebook page - if you know you cannot attend sessions in advance of the term - the full fee is still required. 7. Performance opportunities will require you to purchase a Sing Space T-Shirt. 8. Any Government mandated lockdown or restriction of any kind may warrant us to move to online sessions. No refund will be given as sessions will still happen via live streaming. 9. In cases where your Choir Leader may be ill - our priority is always to still have the session go ahead and your Choir Leader will provide cover for this session. If they are unable to find suitable cover for the session, time will be given to make up for the session missed. This may mean extended sessions throughout the rest of term or a week added to the end of term. You will not be refunded for this session in the first instance unless an alternative option cannot be given. 10. Bank Holidays - for choirs who may be affected by Bank Holidays your Choir leader will decide ahead of term if the session will still go ahead on that day or moved to another day in the week. You will not be compensated if you cannot attend on bank holiday or the alternative day.
WHAT MAKES OUR CHOIRS SPECIAL
The Sing Space musical theatre choirs offer singers at all levels the opportunity to experience the joy of singing original musical theatre arrangements with like-minded musical theatre lovers. No audition needed for the regional choirs.
Led by qualified vocal coaches, you will benefit from expert and well-executed vocal technique instruction and learn how to use and develop your voice safely and effectively.
This is a musical theatre choir - we only sing songs from musical theatre. We are not an amateur dramatic society, so there’s no dancing or costumes.
The Sing Space musical theatre choirs offer performance opportunities throughout the year, ranging from local venues to iconic spaces such as Cadogan Hall in London. There are also opportunities to sing solos and/or in small groups, in a safe and supportive environment.
We recognise that members learn in different ways and come from a diverse range of musical backgrounds. With that in mind, we offer a multi-channel learning experience. You will learn new pieces each week with the guidance of your choir leader and be provided with sheet music to follow. You can support your learning between choir sessions using your vocal guide tracks and/or YouTube lyric/audio guide videos.
We know life can get busy and you won’t always be able to make every choir session. Each session is live-streamed through your choir’s Facebook group for you to watch in real-time or later at your own convenience, so no-one will feel they are falling behind.
Group singing offers mental health and wellbeing benefits, such as reducing stress and supporting social connection. The Sing Space choirs are a supportive and inclusive community.