Kaleidoscope Community Choir
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We are a community choir
in Derby for people who want to enjoy singing together in a group.
- no auditions
- no need to read music
- friendly, informal atmosphere
- no pressure to join in performances, unless
you want to!
About the Choir
Kaleidoscope Community Choir sing a wide range of songs from the UK and around the world. The choir
is open to everyone, regardless of experience, ability or confidence.
There are no auditions and songs are taught by ear, so you don't have to
be able to read music. We start the session with a warm up, and simple
rounds, chants and unison songs. We then go on to learn more complex
harmony songs, which we build on week by week. We occasionally perform,
but there is no pressure to do so. If you'd like to join please email choir(at)kaleidoscope-music.org.uk to check that we've got room and it's a convenient time.
Our conductor is Beth de Lange. She has been leading the choir since 1998. She also conducts Rough Truffles Choir in Belper (Mondays at the Queens Head Pub), The Chevin Singers (Tuesday mornings at Strutts School, Belper), Derby Georgian Choir (monthly on Sunday afternoons), Local Vocals (Tuesdays, Tutbury) and has taught singing for Derby City Adult Education Service. She also works with schools, community and youth groups, and adult education doing singing, drumming and songwriting workshops.
Our first cd was recorded by Julian Butt in July 2005 at the VoiceBox. Listen to samples here:
Adiloi - a Georgian song
Baba Mnu Mzana - a South African song
Sun Arise - by Rolf Harris
Down in the River to Pray - Appalachian gospel song
Our second cd was recorded at the VoiceBox in May 2007, by Kate Rounding. Listen to samples here:
Slavonska Poskocica - Eastern European folk song
We Built Fires - English folk song by The Poozies
Ay Linda Amiga - Spanish song
Snosti e Dobra - Macedonian folk song
We perform at events which members agree we would like to support. These have included the Wirksworth Festival,
Derby Eco-Fest, Derby Amnesty's writeathon, World AIDS day event, Sudbury
Hall, Ashbourne Arts Festival, Derby City's Holocaust Memorial Day event, Mumpers Ceilidh Club, The Royal Derby Hospital AIR project, Leicester Sing for Water, Chairty-Shop DJ's launch event. We also sometimes put on a concert of our own.
To find out about
booking the choir, email email@example.com with your request or call 07837 671 988.
You are welcome to come along to the choir on a
Thursday night to try it out. Please see below for current charges.
What Does it Cost?
There are two ways to pay:
termly - this works out at
£4 per session (full) or £2.50
You get an email at the start of each term telling you what the
term will cost. You pay this at the start of term.
Pay As You
Go - this works out at
£5 per session (full) or £3 (concessionary).
you are just starting and don't want to commit to a whole term, or if you
know you will have to miss a lot of sessions for holidays/illness etc,
then you can pay each week when you come.
Where and When
We meet every Thursday during
school term time from 8.00 to 10.00pm at The VoiceBox, Forman
Street, Derby, DE1 1JQ.
We look forward to singing with